Listen to today’s devo!

I am the Alpha and the Omega. (Rev. 22:13)

Some romanticize that the name of their future mate was written in the stars. But for one young woman, the name was written in the sink out of letters from alphabet soup by her roommate. It was not long afterward that “prophecy” was fulfilled. This young woman eventually married the young man whose name was spelled out.

Jesus spelled something about himself using the alphabet: “I am the Alpha and the Omega” (Rev. 22:13). In this phrase, he echoed what he said earlier: “Before Abraham was born, I am” (John 8:58). He also affirmed Paul’s words, “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him” (Col. 1:15–16). Jesus further emphasized, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matt. 28:18). Jesus does not need anything added or taken away to make him better. He has fulfilled “all righteousness” (Matt. 3:15). This is more than letters in a sink; these letters reveal the perfect groom for whom the bride of Christ is longing, “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus” (Rev. 22:20).

Today, read through the above Scriptures that describe Jesus.

T. J. Albertson has pastored in The Wesleyan Church for eighteen years, the last sixteen in interchurch service. He loves teaching the whole Bible and its relevance to life.

© 2022 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.