When I can’t sleep, I spend that time in prayer and think of worship songs.
On one such occasion recently, I was thinking of an older Michael W. Smith song where he lists several names of God in Scripture. When I got to Alpha and Omega, the Lord stopped me.
He put a vision in my mind of an early morning. He told me to look to the left, where I saw the moon still in the sky from the reflection of the sun on the right, which was starting the new day.
He said to me, “I see the end from the beginning.”
In those few words, He said much to me.
We all have difficulties in our lives, whether it be financial, relational, emotional, physical or even spiritual where we want to know how things will turn out. We want to know what tomorrow will bring. We get anxious, we worry, we fret.
In those moments is when we need Matthew 11:28: “Come unto me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
At this moment, I am in the middle of chemotherapy treatments, so that was one of the things He spoke to me about.
Even though it was nowhere on my radar, He knew the end before I even got cancer, and He’s told me He’s in control.
Not only is God in the here and now, He was there before, and knows the future.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega”, says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty” (Rev 1:8).
There is a saying: What He brings you to, He will bring you through.
The “end” doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It can be the beginning of a new place in life.
Think of the bad things that He has already brought you through in your life. If he was good then, He is good now.
He not only knows the beginning and the end of our life circumstances, but the beginning of everything.
Before anything else was, He was.
He saw the end of time as we know it and He controls the end. He saw the end from the beginning, just like we see the moon in the reflection of the sun’s rising.
I am the… first and the last, the beginning and the end. (Rev. 22:13).
–by Pam Rehbein