7 Last Sayings from the Cross

Five

I thirst” (John 19:28)

We mentioned yesterday that Psalm 22 is all about Jesus. Read here: 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. There is also Psalm 69: 21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. If the Bible were not divinely inspired, how could anyone predict the Person these Psalms describe – centuries before the coming of Jesus to walk with us on earth?

For some reason, I keep thinking of the woman at the well – “give to me this living water”. Jesus is that living water. Being ‘poured out’ for us, but for Himself He asks nothing. This, “I thirst” is a simple human statement; fully man and fully God and the man speaks of a simple thing. Thirst. Now we know, over two thousand years later, that we, too, thirst and it’s for this living water. The woman at the well, and we here in 2022, have this living water exactly because He suffered on that cross. Because He died on that cross. He died to give us this living water. Holy Communion – water is added to the cup of wine that is consecrated and becomes the Blood. The living water is in each cup.

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