Past Present Future.
The three diamonds in jewelry these days are given to represent those three ideals in a romantic relationship. But when I received a silver cross with three diamonds across the center, I began to ponder how those three diamonds applied to the cross and Christ.
I had the verse “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end” in my head. Of course, Jesus was the agent of creation according to Col 1:15-16. He is the victor at the judgment. But what about the center diamond?
The present. He has been present in history. He was present in the fiery furnace with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He was present in the lion’s den with Daniel. During His incarnation, He walked with the disciples in Galilee, Judea, and Samaria. He healed in the present for those who sought Him. After His death and resurrection, He was present. He walked the road to Emmaus. He appeared in the Upper Room and on the beach to the disciples. He was present as the disciples watched Him ascend into heaven.
After His ascension, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to comfort and guide. Doesn’t that make Him present daily? He appeared to Saul on the road to Damascus, changing his name to Paul and sending him out as a missionary, not a persecutor.
So I searched the Scriptures and discovered that Revelation 1:8 says, “‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, ‘who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.'” In Revelation 4:8, the cherubim cry out, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who is, who was, who is to come.”
Past. Present. Future. Three diamonds that remind me that He is always the God who is present for me and for us all.