Beyond the Weekend

December 26 | Beginning and End

December 26, 2014

Text: Revelation 21.1-7

As Christmas Week comes to a close, it’s important to remember the event we celebrated yesterday was only the start to the “Jesus story.”  There is so much more yet to come. Because of the baby in a manger, and what he accomplished for us, one day God will again “dwell with [us],” there will be no more tears, death, mourning, crying, or pain (Revelation 21.3-4).

“The One who sits on the throne is qualified to declare the end of redemptive history, because He is the Alpha and the Omega (the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet); the beginning and the end. God started history, and He will end it, and all of it has unfolded according to his sovereign plan.” John MacArthur, Revelation 12-22, p. 271.

As you reflect on a Christmas just completed, spend time today meditating on how the story will end. There is no better way to do that than to worship God by listening to the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah. Our Lord God omnipotent reigneth!

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