Friday, January 14, 2011

Guest Writer - Ashley Ruth

Today, I thought I'd share Ashley's essay on the Names of God.

Alpha and Omega

There are many names used in the Bible to describe Jesus. He is called Healer, Deliverer, Provider and Comforter. These names tell us his characteristics. My favorite name for Jesus is Alpha and Omega.

The name Alpha and Omega tells me that Jesus knows my beginning from my end. When I was a baby I had a stroke and I was changed forever. My body was changed. I have one leg that works and one leg that doesn’t work. I have one arm that works and one arm that doesn’t work. The doctors call that left-hemiparetic cerebral palsy. My abilities were changed. I can do anything but I do it slower with adaptations. However, one thing that didn’t change was my future. God had a plan before I was even born.  He knows where I am going to be, who I’m going to be and how I will get there. God has been teaching me to trust in him because is Alpha and Omega.

In the Bible, Revelations 1:8 it says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come.” My God will always be there for me. I can trust him.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for that awesome reminder Ashley. You are so right. Jesus knows you so well. He has a VERY special plan for you. He formed it long before you were even born and he gave you everything you need to fulfil the plan He has for you. You are inspiration to me. You are a gift to all of us. Your life makes a difference to your family, our church and this community. We love you girlfriend. God bless you today. lv, jen