“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
This week we've seen a little about what God looks like, what images God presents.
God as an old man, God as a king, or God as a mother.
And I talked about how sometimes we know God by knowing who God isn't. We can tell what qualities God doesn't have, and begin to get a sense of what qualities God does have.
But if there is a "best" description of who God is, for my money, it is in Revelation.
Alpha and Omega. Beginning and End.
And my favorite part: who is, and who was, and who is to come.
You can't get more all encompassing than that, can you? Kings come and go. Thrones get pulled down. God is way bigger than a king, and a throne could certainly not hold the Almighty.
How can you be more that past, present, and future?
It's tempting to put God in a box. We all do it. We make God small and contained.
And when we do, God reminds us that we cannot possibly wrap our arms, or even our imaginations, around the great mystery that breathed us into being.
Lord of Lords. King of Kings. Almighty and everlasting God. Beginning and End. Amen