“And You, You are my first, You are my last. You are my future and my past” — John Mark McMillan, Future / Past
I think there’s a reason why God doesn’t let us know the future. We would probably never leave our homes or just run around screaming in panic the entire time. Still, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when thinking about the future. What? Who? When? How? Where? There’s immense beauty in putting your hope, faith, and trust in a Being far, far, greater than yourself. The One who knows the future, the past, and everything in between. Unfortunately, it seems as though there are many Christians who are putting their trust in themselves, their accomplishments, friends, family, jobs, and money. Alpha (A) and Omega (Ω)are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. I love how this is how Jesus is described in Revelation 22:13. There always was Jesus, and there always will be Jesus. He’s the past, and the future. There is no other Being, person, or object that has always been, and always will be. And the good news is that He invites us to call him Father, to trust him. Sometimes, we have to trust God not only with our futures, but with our pasts, knowing and hoping that he will weave them together in more beautiful ways then we could ever imagine.