#VitaminG : The depth of God's love for each of us is unimaginable. The freedom of that love isn't just that nothing we do can separate us from His love. It's though we can do anything, we choose to only do the things that are pleasing to Him. We choose to do His will over our own, to live out His purpose for our lives. We choose love when hate is all around us. We choose to follow Christ with all that is in us. Emptying out these broken vessels to be filled and used by Christ for His good pleasure. Today and everyday find the freedom in His Everlasting love for you!
You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand
And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine
Every photographer knows that the best times to shoot outdoors are at the beginning and the end of every day. We refer to this time as "the golden hour" because this is when everything has a soft, amazing glow. The beginning and end are important ideas in the Bible too. In the book of Revelation, Jesus referred to himself as "the alpha and omega—the beginning and the end". I've always understood this to mean that Jesus has always existed and will always exist. But there's another meaning what is pretty cool.
Among Jewish rabbis, it's normal to use the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet to describe the entirety of something. So when Jesus did this, he was identifying himself as the God of the entire Bible. And while alpha and omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, Jesus was a Jew who spoke Hebrew, so in his language, the first and last letters are the "aleph" and the "tav". And as with all letters in Hebrew, aleph and tav have specific meanings attributed to them. Aleph means "strong" and tav means "covenant". So when Jesus said he was the beginning and the end, he was also saying he represented the strong covenant between us and God!
I mean … come on! That deserves an amen! •