We all have a beginning. We all have an end. It’s what we do in the in-between that seals our eternal existence. John wrote, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” (Rev 22:13, NIV). “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty” (Rev 1:8, NIV).
In our in-between, children, honor your mother and father. Parents, raise your children by the word of God. Live a quiet life, love one another, help those in need. “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40, NIV).
The in-between, the children we are blessed with are precious to us, only second to God. The in-between, the span in the middle of our lives connecting beginning to end, the name in the middle connecting the first and last, may our lives be rich with everything God has for us.
We all have a choice, the free will to choose Jesus and eternal life, or to not choose Jesus and not eternal life. “Jesus is the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). It’s faith alone in Christ alone that saves. Admit your sinful nature, believe Jesus is the Son of God, and confess your faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior. Grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.