Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
(Revelation 22:13 (NIV))
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
(John 1:1 (NIV))
Are you starting to get the picture? Perhaps one more scripture will help to solidify the concept and make it a concrete reality for you.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
(Genesis 1:1 (NIV))
God is the one to whom we owe our existence. He is the one to whom we owe our lives.
“This is what the LORD says–
your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb:
I am the LORD,
who has made all things,
who alone stretched out the heavens,
who spread out the earth by myself,
(Isaiah 44:24 (NIV))
In our frail human nature, we all too often forget this simple, yet profound truth. We try to elevate ourselves to the position of creator. We try to assume authority over our lives. Can an automobile take credit for the gas mileage that it gets? Can a house boast about the shelter, safety and comfort it provides to its occupants? In the same manner, we cannot take credit for anything that we have, for we are simply part of the creation. We are not the creator.
Long before we were, God was! Long after we are gone, He will still be! We have a definite beginning. Only through His grace and mercy do we have the option of not having a definite end. Through His grace and mercy we can spend the rest of eternity with Him.
What is the first thing that you remember? God was there!