Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Alphabetical Order

 Year 8-Day 364: Today, I am grateful for alphabetical order.

Alphabetical order is one of my favorite things. So many things are easier to find if they are in alphabetical order... from spices to canned vegetables. ABC order can make sense of chaos. The ABC song is a way to measure good handwashing and it sharpens your ABC skills.

Remember the worksheets from the primary grades? A list of items to put in ABC order. It is a way to line up a class... and test their skills by doing ABC order in reverse, so the "Z" last names are not always last. 

I often wish the books of the Old and New Testament were in alphabetical order... in subcategories like the prophets and the epistles. It would make finding them so much easier to find. I know, there is a purpose to their order, but tiny letters are hard to find when I am in a hurry. The digital Bible does make it easy to find any passage swiftly. 

ABC order helps us determine a place to start and a place to end. It is easy, familiar and comfortable. 

This scripture came to mind: 

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” - Revelation 1:8

The first and last letters in the Greek alphabet are alpha and omega. Our God is the first, the last and everything in between. He is the one who reigns forever. His character is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is a truth that brings us hope and comfort when things get a little crazy in the world. 

I am grateful He is a God who loves order. We, created in His image, typically feel calmed when things fall into place. Alphabetical order is one of the ways we order our world. 

Today, I am grateful for alphabetical order.

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