Peace until the End – The Alpha & The Omega
so we reach the last day of the old year, through his grace. There are many things we are ashamed of, but there are also many things we are thankful for. There are so many reproaches for so may missed opportunities, but we have also received so much grace from God. The year brought joy, but also grief; victory, but also defeat; sunshine, but also storms.
However, we may still call God “our Father”, the biggest privilege a humble human being can expect. Let us therefore count our blessings today, in the knowledge that He remains constant – yesterday, today and in all eternity.
You are richer today than you were yesterday if you smiled often; could give something of yourself to others; could forgive your enemies; make new friends; convert your problems into opportunities. You are richer today than you were yesterday if you made time to notice God’s handiwork in everyday things; if you learned to distinguish the essential things in life; if you had a little more patience with others’ faults.
You are wealthy today if a small child smiled at you, or if a stray dog licked your hand; if you sought out the best in others and if you gave the best of yourself to your fellow man and to God. Then you begin the new year secure … in His love.
Father God, thank you for your promise that you are with us from the beginning to the end of our time. Help us to remember your promise when times are difficult or when we feel alone. Help us to celebrate your promise and remember you when times are good or bad. Be our alpha and omega.
Thank you for guiding me through another year and for giving me the knowledge that You will never abandon or forsake me.
The grace of the Lord Jesus will be with everyone.
~ The Apostle John ~