“Alpha and Omega” – Seeds of Faith – August 2, 2021

In a recent press conference by the Iloilo City Mayor, he confirmed the that the Delta variant of Covid-19 is already in Iloilo. This is the variant that is highly contagious and deadly. As a response to this variant, some Christians have shared a good reminder that says, “Do not be afraid of the Delta variant because God is the Alpha and the Omega.”
What does it mean if we believe that God is the Alpha and the Omega?
It is interesting to note that three times in book of Revelation that God said these words. Revelation 1:8 says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” The same statement is recorded in Revelation 21:6 and also in Revelation 22:13.
Here are some lessons that we can learn:
First, if God is the Alpha and the Omega, then it is better to be on God’s side rather than on others.
There are many instances in the Bible that tells us that God is giving the people a choice. They can either choose Him or the other gods or Satan. This same choice is upon us as well. Let us make the right choice and choose to be with God.
Second, if God is the Alpha and the Omega, then there is nothing in this world that is hidden to Him.
If God sees and knows everything, then we must trust His plan in our lives. God has a definite plan to those who submit their lives to Him. The Bible is also clear on what is in store to those who do not submit their lives to God.
Our eternity with God has already started when we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
Third, if God is the Alpha and the Omega, then we know who holds the future.
Some verses in the Bible starts with “And it came to pass…” This tells us that all of what is happening around us now will soon come to pass. This will soon be history. What matters then is the future.
We do not know what will happen the next few minutes or hours or days or months or years. We may have a projection of what may happen according to past events but we cannot truly say that it will be that way. Only God knows.
Let us then ask for forgiveness of what happened in our past, and entrust our today and tomorrow to God.
May God bless us all!
Sincerely,
Rev. Francis Neil G. Jalando-on
Director, Office of Communications
Central Philippine University
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