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i am thirsty

Of the seven statements that Jesus makes from the cross, the most bland appears to be “I am thirsty” (John 19:28-29).  It sits among others such as “Father, forgive them” and “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

This last weekend I had the privilege of preaching on this text.  In these three words, we are reminded of a great truth: Jesus was human, too.

I’m glad, because I get thirsty, too.  And tired, and weary, and worn out.  I understand what Jesus meant when he said the “spirit is willing but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41).

Our thirst will either kill us or motivate us.

Thanks to Jesus, it can actually move us closer to God.