I am the A to Z

The designation sounds somewhat less glamorous than “Alpha to Omega” but the phrase A to Zs has the advantage of being a bit more relevant.

What about my London A-Z, presently open on the dashboard here? Essential part of the local pastoring trade (though around here, people don't measure distance in miles but in time taken to negotiate bottlenecks). It claims comprehensive coverage, for one thing. That’s good, isn’t it? It’s like a claim of omniscience. Wherever you happen to be, there is one who fully knows the environment of your location!

Second, you can be assured of guidance and direction. My A to Z is pretty emphatic about the way to Brixton from Peckham. I won’t get lost, so long as I trust completely in the guidance it provides. Of course, I have to study the darn thing (and somehow keep it propped open next to the steering wheel while I practice emergency stops to avoid school crocodiles and jay-walking shoppers with death-wishes). You see, whatever it takes, my understanding of the A to Z cannot remain theoretical or sporadic. I have to use it practically, and consistently. It has to remain with me (and open at the right page!).

When Jesus made the claim to be our A to Z, these are the things he was saying. He was claiming to be all the direction, guidance and knowledge that we would ever need. He said “I am the way, the truth and the life…” (John 14:6).

So keep the page open and you won’t go far wrong.


Words Of Wisdom
Webpage icon All authority
Webpage icon Dependence Day
Webpage icon Family Life
Webpage icon FRIENDSHIP
Webpage icon God knows best
Webpage icon Have you heard?
Webpage icon More than enough!
Webpage icon Reaping what we sow?
Webpage icon Serving and being served
Webpage icon The Mission of the Miraculous (Mk 5:21-43)
Webpage icon THE POSITIVE SIDE OF LIFE
Webpage icon The Power of Sorrow and the Power of Joy (Mk 5:21-43)
Webpage icon The Terms of Change
Webpage icon The throne of grace
Webpage icon To my child
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