Why is Jesus thirsty?
He cries out in pain: “I am thirsty!”
Everything is almost done. God’s goal will be complete soon. A few last things to do.
It is not the first time he has expressed he is thirsty. He did it on his visit to Samaria.
An outcast woman helped that day. Jesus said to her, “Would you give me a drink of water?” They had a long conversation. It wasn’t as much about the need for water as it was a chance to bring her to God.
Jesus gives opportunities to help. Sometimes it is just with something simple like helping to quench thirst.
Do we hear Jesus? Will we answer? Will we help?
Jesus is on a mission. He knows what is ahead.
And yet, he is thirsty. They give him some wine.
Jesus is talking. He is thirsty.
Will we help?
Jesus, seeing that everything had been completed so that the Scripture record might also be complete, then said, “I’m thirsty.”
A jug of sour wine was standing by. Someone put a sponge soaked with the wine on a javelin and lifted it to his mouth. After he took the wine, Jesus said, “It’s done . . . complete.” Bowing his head, he offered up his spirit. | John 19:28-30
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