Christ, the Alpha and Omega, catacomb of Commodilla, 4th century
God of all beginnings and all endings,
I bring all my unfinished business to you—
everything that I started and couldn’t finish,
all that I began but lost interest in,
all that I began in hope and quit in despair.
Make finished work of all of it, by your grace.
Eugene Peterson, 1932 – , American pastor and author
And I am certain that God,
who began the good work within you,
will continue his work until it is finally finished
on the day when Christ Jesus returns.