Hello Everyone,
 
The first and last, the alpha and omega, the Great I AM, there is no other (Revelation 22:13). We live between the bookends of this eternal reality. The narrative of our lives fits into the metanarrative of God’s story where His bookends are eternal.
 
Think about the magnitude and mystery of this. Our lives are one finite, but highly valuable thread in this eternal tapestry. Without Jesus we would not actually have a beginning. Without Jesus, our end would not have the hope of eternity. But here is Jesus, the great I AM who spans the entirety of our lives whilst also spanning eternity. Imagine this! Jesus, the first and last, the only one who can lay claim to being the Great I AM, who is creator of all, omnipotent, omniscient, transcendent, eternal, the reference point for all of reality and the director of history, thought enough of you and I to sweep down, entering into the temporal, finite dimensions of earthly existence, confining Himself to time and matter (all of which He created and controls), in order to redeem us, offering to love us intimately and perfectly.
 
The implications of this for us as finite beings is extraordinary, that a person of the magnitude of Jesus, personally joins Himself to us and lovingly presses into every part of our lives. There is no greater place of contentment and no safer place to nestle than in Jesus, the first and last.
 
So, friends, get the Great I Am on today. Hillsong Worship encourages us today. Note the powerful declaration at 3.35 m – sing it loud.
 
Best days to come
 
Wen

I Will Praise You By Hillsong Worship
Your love came first
Before I knew the cross You carried
Now free at last
I’ll freely give as I’ve been given
For everything You’ve done
And everything to come
I will praise You
Live to glorify Your Name
Forever anthem Your acclaim
Lord I will sing Your praise
Should words fall short
May they fall in honest worship
Till all I am
Breaks in reverence at Your feet
For everything You’ve done
And everything to come
I will praise You
Live to glorify Your Name
Forever anthem Your acclaim
Lord I will sing Your praise
I will praise You
In the promise and the pain
For as long as life remains
Still I will sing Your praise
The first and last
The Alpha and Omega
God the great I Am
Who was and is and is to come
Almighty One
Blessed Father Son and Spirit
God Emmanuel is with us
Here and now and then forevermore
You rule in love
You reign in peace
You set me free
You owned the cross
You broke through death
Took back the keys
Your kingdom come
All the earth will shout with heaven
For You’ve always held the glory
And You always will
Forever
I will praise You
Live to glorify Your Name
Forever anthem Your acclaim
Lord I will sing Your praise
I will praise You
In the promise and the pain
For as long as life remains
Still I will sing Your praise
Yeah I will sing Your praise