“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means God with us)” (Matthew 1:23).
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” (Revelation 22:12).
There is no “there” where God is not there.
God tells us that he is the Alpha and the Omega. Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and Omega is the last letter of the Greek alphabet. There is nothing in the created world from “A” to “Z” where God is not already present.
God tells us that he is the first and the last. There is no time which God is not present. Theologians use the word “omnipresent” to describe God’s presence. There is no time – past, present, and the future – where God does not rule and reign.
God tells us that he is the beginning and the end. All of creation and all of eternity are God’s handiwork. God exists beyond time, beyond creation.
Why? What does all this mean? What does any of this have to do with us?
Because God desires to be Immanuel – God with us. For there is never a there where God does not desire you to be there.
God loves you. And it was this love for you that drove him to the cross to bear the penalty of sin so that we can be reunited with him through the resurrection and the empty tomb. God is crazy about you. You are the object of his delight.
Friends, know this:
God is with you,
God is for you.
There is never a “there” where God is not already there.
Rest in God.