Thursday, February 15, 2024

Alpha and Omega

 


"I am the Alpha and Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." ~Revelation 1:8


Tenuous times

Temporary times

Uncertainty rules

Obedient hearts 

Now wander, wonder

Pray unceasing

For closure sure

A future hope

In faith reveals

A promise made

A promise kept

He is the Alpha

And Omega

Today, forever.

Amen!

46 comments:

  1. God never changes. It is us who do.

    God bless you and yours, Martha.

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  2. A good reminder that God is always in control.

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    1. Yes, He is. I've been made aware of this more than ever over these past several weeks, Glynn.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Dearest Martha Jane,
    Yes, that remains a fact forever!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  4. Beautiful, Martha--concise assessment, encouraging admonitions, and inspiring affirmations. Thank you for sharing your unique gift and offering another springboard for our contemplation of who we are and why we're here. God bless you--and our prayers for both of you as Danny continues his progress in recovery.

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    1. Thanks so much, Ron, for your kind and thoughtful comment here. I like what you said about contemplating who we are and why we're here. God certainly wants us to seek Him in all things.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Sweet Martha: Your poem says it all. We are still praying for our pastor. God is definitely in control in that circumstance. Praying for you and yours. Peace and blessings.

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    1. Thanks so much for your prayers, Cecelia, and know I'm continuing to pray for Rick and Cheryl, as I'm sure your whole church is.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. A truth always & forever. I appreciate you very much. For all your visits to my blogs. I have been caught up in doing some on line bible studies with 4 different pastors and all of them in the end times. I have learned and still am learning so much. God is always in control even when we think He is not. Have a blessed weekend.

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    1. Wow, Anne, four at once??? That's quite the challenge to take on, but it's perfect for Lent. May you have a blessed weekend, too!
      Love and blessings!

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  7. I can so relate to your words, Martha. Succinct and sure, again you've touched my heart.

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    1. I'm so glad these words spoke to your heart, Myra. I am honored and humbled.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. I'm so grateful God never changes. He was, is, and will always be. Praise Him for His faithfulness, His mercy, His grace, His peace forever, amen! Beautiful post. Lifted me right up.
    Blessings. xx

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    1. Just knowing God will forever be with us brings me such comfort, too. And I'm so gratified to know this poem uplifted you, Sparky!
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Reassuring truth here, Martha: every promise God has made he has kept or will keep when Jesus comes again and everything is set right. His track record is 100% thus far; we can trust him to complete what he's started! Thank you for the restful affirmations to remember, especially during these tenuous-though-temporary days!

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    1. I know that's how this poem came to be, Nancy; all the recent struggles Danny and I have faced together have led us to know more deeply the eternal promises of God. If it weren't for the faith we have, I know we would not have gotten through this ordeal. Thanks for your kind words!
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Comforting poem, Martha. Encouraging to understand and know the truth that God is the ultimate promise keeper. He never fails to keep His promises. Ever. God bless. Karen Friday

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words here, Karen. God is the ultimate promise keeper, for sure.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Amen. Thank you Martha Jane...been keeping you in prayer my friend.

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    1. Thanks so very much for your prayers, Linda. They mean so much, and we certainly can use them right now.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Bom dia, Martha
    Poema edificante, Deus Ć© fiel em todos os seus propĆ³sitos, melhoras para o seu esposo, em oraĆ§Ć£o, um forte abraƧo.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lucinalva. Danny is doing lots better. And God is always faithful.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. I find great comfort in knowing He never changes and always has been and always will be.

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    1. Amen, Bill! We can all rest assured with God and His promises.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. God's love and guidance is always with me

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  15. Love this poem, my friend. Times, they are a changin' but The Rock of Ages remains intact. This is a certainty.

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  16. Hi Martha Jane, He is not only our Alpha and Omega , He is our Everything. God bless you.

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    1. He is our everything, Brenda, and we all should be so grateful for that.
      Love and blessings!

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  17. Interesting use of the two ancient symbols Alpha and Omega, the first and last letter of greek, to refer to God. God is eternal. He is the beginning and the end and what is between the two. He's forever.

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    1. Absolutely, Duta, and I've always loved the Alpha/Omega imagery. Perfect way to describe our forever heavenly Father!
      Love and blessings!

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  18. AMEN! My strength and Shield.

    Hugs and Blessings

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    1. He definitely is our everything, Jim.
      Love and blessings!

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  19. While God never changes, I pray He is always working to change me, for the better. I pray too that I am always willing to let Him work in me. Lovely words my friend. Thank you.

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    1. We should always be willing and able to change for God's sake, J. D. I pray the same!
      Love and blessings!

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