After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” John 19:28
How ironic that the “Living Water” should thirst. Jesus has reached dehydration after hours of beating and enduring the heat of the day. Without anything to drink for many hours now, His parched lips and throat desire relief. Jesus musters the strength to deliver two words that not only state His present physical condition but reveal in a very real sense His humanity. As Jesus says: “I thirst”, he identifies with every person in mankind once again, as everyone knows and understands what it means to be thirsty.
In His ministry, Jesus came across a woman at a well and during their dialogue, Jesus says that He possesses “Living Water”. He told the woman that if she asked, He would give her a drink of…
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