Names of Christ: Who do you say that I am?
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.
In the gospel according to John, we find that Jesus referred to himself with I AM statements, often identifying who he was with items from daily life. In the Revelation that was given to John, this same Lord Jesus sums it all up with “I AM the Alpha and the Omega”.
Language students can quickly tell you that the words of Jesus here, which were recorded in the common Greek of the New Testament, were a summary. Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet – the “A” and “Z”, if you will. “I AM the first and the last. I AM the beginning and the end.” Jesus revealed to his followers.
There is a song that we sometimes sing in the church that says “You are my all in all … Jesus, precious Lamb God, worthy is your name.” I like to think about the Lord God who made us, who saves us, who claims us, and who is indeed our all in all. I belong to the One who wants me to know him as “The Alpha and the Omega” to be my “A and Z”, and that is enough for me.
Lord Jesus, You are all that I need. Thank You for letting me know that I can be complete and content as I sum my life up as being a part of You. Fill me with Your presence as I live each day in Your grace. Amen.