alpha and omega
The beginning and end of the book of Revelation is full of encouragement for everyone who follows Jesus. It was first written to Christians suffering at the end of the first century and was meant to give them a competing view of reality. When it looks like evil is winning, never forget Jesus, "the Alpha and the Omega," is on the throne. Its message of encouragement still speaks to us today. As we begin 2024, we don’t know what the new year will hold. The beginning and end of Revelation, however, reminds us that "the Alpha and the Omega" is always in control, from beginning to end.