Names are important, as they have been throughout every age and culture. In Biblical times, a name took on a significant meaning as part of a person’s character, family, or history.
There are more than 100 names and titles for Jesus Christ throughout the Old and New Testaments, more than any other person in history. No one can begin to describe Jesus with just one name – as His glory, greatness, and impact cannot be limited to just one description!
Follow along each day during the holiday season as I share a different name of Jesus and Christmas ornament you can download to decorate and hang on your CHRISTmas tree! It’s a wonderful way to discover who Jesus Christ is, and what His birth at Christmas means to each of us.
Alpha and Omega. Eternal. No beginning or end. Not bound by earthly time. Everlasting. Limitless. The first and the last. It is the description and characteristic of God in its most basic form.
In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
All things were created through Him,
and apart from Him not one thing was created
that has been created.
Life was in Him,
and that life was the light of men.
That light shines in the darkness,
yet the darkness did not overcome it. (John 1:1-5)
Jesus did not just come into the world as a baby, but He existed from the beginning. In Genesis 1:29, it is written: “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” That is not simply a grammatical error in writing. Every word in the Bible has meaning and purpose for us. It is the only book which records the history of our world and mankind from the beginning of time. It is the best seller of all time, the most debated and scrutinized of all time, and yet, it still cannot be disproved. When Moses wrote the book of Genesis thousands of years ago, he would not have known who the “Us” was in the statement he wrote, yet he wrote it anyway.
In Revelation 22:12-13, Jesus says, “Look! I am coming soon, and My reward is with Me, to repay each person according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
Only God Himself could make such a statement, and only Jesus has made this claim. He was there in the beginning, and He came humbly into this world as a baby to show the world who God is. He is the image and face of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15 ). God is in the first verse of Genesis and the last verse of Revelation. It is not by accident. God is everything, and in everything. His Word is the beginning and the end. The ultimate and final authority.
Along with all the Christmas celebrations, gift-giving, and decorations, this is the time of year to find out just who Jesus really is and claims to be.
*shared with permission from BibleStoryPrintables.com