“It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.” Revelation 21:16
Christ must be the end to our means. In the above passage God claims to be the both the beginning and the end. Far too often I think we read over that statement without processing the weight of the allegation. What does it mean to be the beginning and the end? It is something our minds cannot fully comprehend. However, from this declaration we can reasonably infer that if Christ is the beginning and if He is the end then He must be everything in-between as well. He must be our Omega point. If we follow the popular opinion of our society, that our beginning is the result of some cosmic accident and death is final then the belief that there is meaning in the in-between simply does not follow. As God himself claims, “It is done.” He IS the beginning and he IS the end. Our lives only find there meaning IN Him.
“Christ did not die to forgive sinners who go on treasuring anything above seeing and savoring God. And people who would be happy in heaven if Christ were not there, will not be there. The gospel is not a way to get people to heaven; it is a way to get people to God. It's a way of overcoming every obstacle to everlasting joy in God. If we don't want God above all things, we have not been converted by the gospel.”
John Piper, God is the Gospel: Meditations on God’s Love as the Gift of Himself0 Discuss & Comment