7 Statements From the Cross – Statement 5

Crucifixion, part of a series depicting the st...
Crucifixion, part of a series depicting the stations of the Cross. Chapel Nosso Senhor dos Passos, Santa Casa de Misericórdia of Porto Alegre, Brazil. Oil on canvas, XIXth century, unknown author. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Statement 5: “I thirst” (see John 19:28-29).

Jesus, The Living Water, says, “I thirst.”  He is thirsty?  He has been beaten, flogged and crucified.  The Gospel writers did not mention Him wanting anything throughout this

ordeal.  Personally, I’m amazed that He would have the strength to say anything after enduring all that torture.  Three days of torture!  So far everything we hear from Jesus on the cross is for other people.  It has been said that with “I thirst,” Jesus is now fulfilling Ps 69:21.  I didn’t want to get into a prophetic debate in this short article (as well as the entire 7-series).  I did want to illustrate what Jesus endured.  Jesus has helped countless people.  Now, with His hands nailed to the cross, He will need someone to assist Him.  My mind races to, “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. (Isaiah 53:5).  When we look to and at the cross…remember His blood was soaked on those wooden limbs for our sins.  Let’s thirst for the righteousness of God.  Be blessed and stay thirsty for our Lord.

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