FROM MY HEART TO YOURS-BLUEGILL BILL
“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).”
People who are concerned about calories and food content are careful to read the ingredients information on labels. The most notable and important ingredient, so I’ve heard, is always listed first. In the light of that knowledge, I want to consider Jesus Christ, Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come, the Almighty. Certainly, in our desire to come to God, to know God, to love God, and to please God; Jesus is Alpha and Omega, the First, and the Last.
Oftentimes, people put something or someone else first, such as works, ecclesiastical, or physical; such as sacraments, ordinances, or penance, or even another person as a substitute, as if by tending to these things, or listening to the extra-scriptural advice of substitutes can make us fit to approach God. Not so! I submit, that if you start with Jesus Christ, you’ll end with Jesus Christ; since He is the First and the Last. If you start with something or someone else first, hard telling where you’ll end up, hence the confusion of myriad ideas and doctrines within Christendom.
The solution to misplaced “faith” is this: Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ! “He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father, except through Him (John 14:6).”
From the heart of a sinner saved by grace.