I Thirst

After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!”  John 19:28 NKJV

Up again in the night for another feeding, I sat in bed nursing our new baby.  Though I had just sipped some water, my throat was still dry, since nursing requires a great deal of fluids.

“I thirst,” I mused.  And then I thought of Jesus and His words from the cross.  “I thirst,” He whispered weakly. The people heard and offered Him vinegar on a sponge.  Then Jesus died for our sins.

This is Jesus who proclaimed “I am the Living Water.” Yet on the cross He thirsted.  When Jesus said, “My God, my God, why have You forsaken Me?” perhaps at that moment He was alone, a perfect Man, the spotless Lamb, not God the Living Water. For at that moment God had left Him so He could die for our sins. Thus Jesus thirsted.

This is what our Jesus did for us. Thank You, dear Jesus.  May I remember what You did for me on the cross every time I thirst.  Amen.

Today’s  TEA CUPP:  Read Matthew 27:45-54.  Thank Jesus for His gift of life.  Remember Jesus every time you thirst.

 But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”  John 4:14 NKJV

New King James Version (NKJV)Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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