“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End [the Eternal One].” Revelation 22:13 AMP
Jesus, the eternal Son of the eternal Father, bookends all history.
Even though there are things that surprise me, there is nothing that surprises Him.
When my son died, I wrote this to be included in the bulletin at his funeral:
“Dominic’s death was an accident from our perspective, but God knew from the moment He gave Dominic to us, that this would happen. He was not surprised and He was and is in control. Jesus was with my precious child when he took his first breath and when he took his last. I don’t understand but I will trust.”
I still don’t understand, and I hurt, but Jesus is eternal, ever present and ever faithful–and I will trust.
“Lord, I am so caught up in the here and now that I often lose sight of eternity. Forgive me. When things surprise me, help me rest in You–the Beginning and the End–to trust You–the Alpha and Omega. Give me the grace to face each day with the settled assurance that whatever it may bring, You hold it in Your hand.”