I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning.

     (Isaiah 46:10)


In the Old and New Testament, the beginning is paired with an end. Life is going somewhere, and that destiny is determined by God Himself. Creation is initiated with a future goal. What is announced in Genesis 1 is accomplished in Revelation 22. At the commencement of the creation story, this independent statement declares that the Sovereign Lord controls the events of the universe from the beginning to the end, from the alpha to the omega, from the first to the last. This reality is the hope of every Christian.