It is the nature of God in its simplest form. Eternal. No beginning or end. Not bound by earthly time. Everlasting. The first and the last. The alpha and omega.
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 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 disproven. When Moses wrote the book of Genesis thousands of years ago, he would not have known who the “Us” was in that statement, yet he wrote it anyway.
In Revelation 22:12, Jesus says, “Look! I am coming quickly, 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. God is in the first verse of Genesis and the last verse of Revelation. It is not by accident. God is everything. His Word is the beginning and the end.
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.