Somewhere Between Alpha and Omega

There are 24 letters in the Greek alphabet, Alpha being the first; Omega being the last. God refers to Himself as the Alpha and the Omega; first and last, the beginning and the end.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” – Revelations 1:8

Other letters fall somewhere in-between. “Beta” is commonly used as a time of testing a product that is nearly complete. “Delta” is a mathematical variable referring to the difference in two values. “Chi” and “Rho represent Christ as they are the first letters of the Greek spelling of the same. Often, “Chi” (X) is used in abbreviations for Christmas, (as in X-mas) and many churches display the combined symbols “Chi” and “Rho” (X and P) as a symbol meaning Christ.

God created the heavens and the earth in the beginning and only He knows the time when this world will be replaced by a new heaven and earth. Until that time, we are somewhere in-between.

In Genesis, the Israelites waited many years for their deliverer in Moses and many more before crossing into the Promised Land. The coming of a Savior was spoken of as far back as the Garden of Eden and God’s people waited hundreds of years for the birth of Jesus. The night before Jesus was arrested, He told His disciples that God would send an advocate, the Holy Spirit to guide them. Between Jesus’ death on the cross and His appearing on Sunday, the disciples gathered, not yet knowing the Holy Spirit, but being cared for by God. In each instance, God was with them in the waiting.

We do not recall our “Alpha” as God knew us before we took a breath and only God knows our “Omega”. We exist somewhere in-between. Our lives are the “Beta” as we are nearly complete while being perfected. Our “Delta” is the difference we make in our lives and that of others, yet most importantly is “Chi Rho”, or the Christ in our lives as we wait for our “Omega” and “The Omega”.

In our “Beta”, “Chi Rho” is our “Delta”.
In our time of testing, Christ is the difference.

Be Blessed in Great Measure