Revelation 1:8 “‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.’”
The church where I serve has a Preschool that serves children 3 months through Pre-K. It is fascinating to watch those 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Anyone who doesn’t believe we are born sinners should work one day in a Preschool. They would quickly change their tune. Lol.
I enjoy watching them when they are lined up to go somewhere. They all want to be first in line. They will push and shove and do whatever it takes (when the teacher isn’t looking) to get to that most coveted spot in the line. They are ALL going to the same place, but for some reason being first is better.
Our verse today tells us that Jesus is the Alpha and Omega (first and last letters of the Greek alphabet), the beginning and the end. He always has been and always will be. He is ALWAYS first in line, or at least He should be. We must teach our children this timeless truth. When we allow Jesus to be first in our lives (in His rightful place), He will lead us safely to our destination.
The next time you see Gertrude or Elrod pushing and shoving in line somewhere, take a moment and share this verse. Say, “Why don’t we let Jesus be first in line today? Who is being like Jesus right now?” Christ first – ALWAYS
Are you allowing Christ to guide you? Have you given Him first place in your life? Is He the head of the line in your life? Those are all good questions for us. We need to examine ourselves daily. It is so easy to jump in front of Christ. We may not even realize we are doing it sometimes. But Christ promises to always be with us. Just look at who He is – “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”