Thanks be to God
Since today is Thanksgiving Day, I am revisiting a verse that love. It is Revelation 1:8, “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Thanksgiving or not, our world is constantly changing. And that can make it hard to be thankful. There is one thing that always stays the same, our God, as the Bible verse for today tells us, “I am the Alpha and the Omega.” Alpha and omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. In English, we might say, “I am the A and the Z.” He means that he is the same from beginning to end. God never changes. He always was, is now, and always will be the same God.
That means he doesn’t change his standard of right and wrong. The sins that offended him in the past still offend him today and always will. But it also means that his mercy and love don’t change. God won’t change his plan. He won’t add strings or conditions. Through Jesus, God’s Son, he counts us as his children and pours out his love on us each day as our perfect, loving Father.
So we give thanks today for a God who doesn’t change, who always loves, always provides, always forgives. And we look forward to the day we will feast with him in an eternal celebration of thanksgiving!
Please pray with me, Heavenly Father, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen; thank you for never changing. I can always depend on you to do what you say you will do. I can always rely on you to care for me in this life, for your mercies are indeed new every morning. In Jesus’ blessed name, I pray. Amen.