Twenty-Six Letters Say It All

I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the Beginning and the End.
        —Revelations 21:6

The Library of Congress is the largest literary repository in the world. It occupies three buildings in Washington D.C., with a collection of more than 40 million books. Half of them are in English, every one of which consists of the twenty-six letters of our alphabet, set in varied configurations.

The alphabet is inexhaustible. Every English author draws on those twenty-six letters for every syllable of every word they write. Its simplicity is astonishing—just twenty-six letters. Its complexity equally so—for those twenty-six letters have combined in myriad forms to teach us everything we know.

Alpha is the first letter in the Greek alphabet; Omega is the last. When the Lord said, “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” he announced that he is the whole alphabet. He is all we need: his supremacy is inexhaustible.

In your life, make God number one,
number twenty-six, and every number in between.

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