Revelation 21.1-5a, 6b
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away…And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.” And the one who was sitting on the throne said…”I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end…” John has a vision that includes Jesus placing an exclamation mark on what John has seen. “The beginning and the end”: inclusive.
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Be Well, Timm