Advent Devotions - December 23

Revelation 22:12-13

12 “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

esus’ claim about Himself is stunning here. In three ways He claims His eternal and central role. He is the Alpha and Omega, encompassing all faith, philosophy and mindsets. He is the First and the Last, encompassing all science and creation. He is the Beginning and the End, encompassing the start and the completion of time.   


The vastness, the clarity and the simplicity of Jesus’ claims are astounding, comforting and humbling. And this God of all we can imagine came as a humble baby. No other god came to us like Jesus. No other god claims centrality like Jesus. No other god came once and will come again. No other god walked this earth. There is no other god. He, alone, deserves our allegiance. Come to the manger. Come and bow to Jesus.     


What comforts and encourages you most about Jesus’ claims?


What other claims pull you from resting in Jesus’ centrality alone?


Who can help you wrestle through this?