PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Revelation 22:13, Jesus said, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
This is a powerful illustration for us to understand the timelessness of Jesus.
Because He is the Son of God, it’s easy to assume that God came first.
But Jesus and God, along with the Holy Spirit, have always been separate and equal parts of the whole Trinity.
One has not existed without the other two.
Jesus, as the Alpha, was present at the beginning of the world’s creation and He will be present at the end of the world.
Genesis 1:26a says, “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness.’” (Emphasis mine.)
The “our” was a reference to the Trinity, including Jesus.
Jesus emphasized this in John 10:30, when He said, “I and the Father are one.”
Further demonstration of Jesus’ timelessness is found in John 1:1-3, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
Here, John acknowledged Christ (“the Word”) as being present at the Creation of the world and as the Creator.
It’s impossible to fully wrap our finite brains around this truth and for centuries, people have tried to explain the Trinity through various illustrations…
The egg being the most popular.
The shell, the yolk, and the white are separate but make up one egg.
The problem with this illustration is that while there are three components of the egg, those three can be separated apart from the other two.
God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are always one.
Anyway, this is theology that is way above my head.
But as I was praying this morning, the overwhelming ginormity of God really hit me in a new way.
It’s good to reflect on His bigness and everlasting existence.
Acknowledging it humbles us and helps us revere Him all the more, especially when you consider that He
- created us
- loves us
- died for us
- conquered death for us
- watches over us
- guides us
- wants a relationship with us.
And those seven are just the tip of the iceberg of what He’s done for us.
Friends, you and I are only an infinitesimal fraction of the countless miracles He’s made, and yet…
The Trinity of God/Jesus/Holy Spirit wants to get our attention.
It’s not for His benefit.
God doesn’t need us.
It’s for our benefit because nothing is better than worshipping and praising our King and Savior.
Today, as you pray, reflect on the hugeness of who the Trinity is and the countless ways He’s worked in your life (that you’re aware of).
Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with awe of His greatness and to humble your spirit before Him.