Alpha and Omega
He who begins, finishes. He who leads us on, follows behind to deal in love with our poor attempts....He gathers up the things that we have dropped--our fallen resolutions, our mistakes....He makes His blessed pardon to flow over our sins til they are utterly washed away. And He turns to fight the Enemy, who would pursue after us, to destroy us from behind.
He is first, and He is last!
And we are gathered up in between, as in great arms of eternal lovingkindness.
Edge of His Ways