Thankful: God is the beginning and the end

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

– ‭Revelation‬ ‭22‬:‭13‬

Today I am thankful that God is the beginning and the end.

God is the beginning. He is the Creator, the source of all love and joy and peace. At the sound of His voice and at the stretch of His hand, miracles happen. Each of us exist because God lovingly decided to weave us into His story. God is my beginning.

God is also the last. He is the final word, the One who finishes what He begins. He will be standing victorious as this world passes away, with all majesty and honor due Him as the King of Kings. When my time here is complete, He will be the first I see as my eyes open in Heaven. God is my eternity.

My God is everlasting. He always was and forever will be. His promises hold the same time-table. His loving kindness and mercy have no end.

If God can hold time together, from beginning to end, He can and will hold my life firmly in His hands. God goes before me and behind me, guiding and protecting me. My future is secure with the One who is the First and the Last.

God is my beginning and my end. May He reign in my life every moment in between!

Thankful: God’s ways are higher than my ways

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways.” This is the Lord’s declaration. “For as heaven is higher than earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

– Isaiah 55:8-9

Today I am thankful that God is greater.

I serve the God of the universe, the One who spoke it all into existence. He is sovereign and understands how everything works together. He knows the end of the story because He wrote it. I think about the here and now. God has comprehended and created eternity. I consider life from my perspective, from my vantage point. God in Heaven looks over everything, and can see what I can’t. My knowledge is limited, God’s is limitless. His wisdom transcends the ages, while I have to Google directions. God’s thoughts are not my thoughts.

God’s ways are not my ways. God’s patience is astounding, where I would have flown off the handle a long, long time ago. God gives second chance after second chance, and I struggle with trusting someone again. I am almost always late. God always shows up at just the right time. God loved me so much, He gave up His precious Son to cover my sins. Jesus cried out to His Father to forgive those who were crucifying Him. Too often I cry out for justice instead of mercy. I would move Heaven and Earth to save my child. God sacrificed His Son to save me. How can it be?

God’s thoughts are so much higher than mine. The way He moves and directs and intervenes completely overwhelms me. Just as heaven is higher than the earth, so is God infinitely supreme.

I do not and cannot compare to God. In that same measure, I am eternally grateful He loves me beyond compare.