"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). There is nothing more life-giving than to begin with God and to end in God. This is my DNA and my destiny.
Jesus is the one "who is." He is always present with us and in us. His last words on earth were "And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:20). He also said, "I will never leave you or forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5b). This ever-present Jesus gives us the confidence to say "Jesus is the same yesterday today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8).
It is not the past that determines my destiny, it is the future. He is my beginning. He is also the end. At every point in my life He is always there.
May this year be blessed of the Lord as you walk in his love and abiding presence!
J. David Singh