"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty" (Revelation 1:8). Jesus is the beginning and the end. He existed before time and he will continue to exist after time ceases. He was present at the creation. His birth inaugurated a new age for humankind and his return will bring a renewed creation. He is Lord of the past, the present and the future.
The title Alpha and Omega brings to mind the ancient teaching of exitus et reditus. We come from God and we will return to God. We are made in God's image and we will find our fulfillment in complete union with God. As Jesus and the Father are one, we hope one day to be one with the Trinity.
For Reflection: Is Jesus the beginning and the end of my day? Is he Lord of my past, my present and my future? Am I on the path to unity with God? (For further study, see Isaiah 44:6, 48:12-13; Revelation 4:8, 21:6 and 22:13.)
Let us pray. Jesus, you are the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. You were present at the creation and you will be present at the end. You chose to become one of us at your birth, bringing salvation by your life, death and resurrection. You are worthy of all praise.
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.