Him Who Is and Who Was and Who Is to Come [Revelation 1]
4John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne,5and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood-- 6and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father--to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
7BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen. 8"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
Almight Father we praise You that You are the beginning and the end. You transcend all time. You were, You are and You are to come. We praise You for Jesus, the faithful witness "who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood." He is "the ruler of all the kings of the earth." I look forward to the day when every one will see Him and all will mourn over Him, even the ones who pierced Him. Cause me to keep this perspective today as I get caught up in life. I need Your grace to remember these truths all day long.