"Then He said to me, "It is done I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost."
Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega. The Alpha is the first letter and the Omega is last in the Greek alphabet. The "First and the Last" has the authority to declare that what will happen is as good as done. All believers can count on being with Him eternally. To those who spiritually "thirst", Jesus offers Himself, the Life Giving Water, at no charge. "What does a thirsty man do to get rid of his thirst? He drinks. Perhaps there is no better representation of faith in all the Word of God than that. To drink is to receive - to take in the refreshing draught - and that is all. A man's face may be unwashed, but yet he can drink; he may be a very unworthy character, but yet a draught of water will remove his thirst. Drinking is such a remarkably easy thing, it is even more simple than eating." (Spurgeon)