Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Alpha and Omega

As University UMC closes its study on Revelation as a part of reading the New Testament together in 2008, the words from Revelation 21:6 have stuck with me throughout the past two weeks: "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life." (NRSV) I am continually reminded during the past weeks that, as the Scripture states, God is the God of beginning and end providing the water of life for the thirsty. As I close the chapter of my internship with this congregation, these words have offered me a great deal of comfort. But I have also been reminded that God is a God of resurrection and new life and the God of everything in between the beginning and the end as well. These are truly comforting words as we go forward as a congregation and as a United Methodist Church from our recent General Conference here in Fort Worth. I am confident that in all things, we are made new in the love and grace of God through Christ Jesus.

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