"After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost."
John 19:28-30

Have you ever heard someone say, "I have a right to be angry"?  Have you ever said that to someone?  I have made that statement many times in the past.  When Jesus said, "It is finished", we lost all of our rights.  He bought our rotten attitudes and all of the things that bring disgrace to His Name when He gave His Life for us.

If you will meditate on this passage, you will come to realize that Jesus was crying out for friendship and love when He said, "I thirst".  When you and I go through things, most of the time we have someone we can call upon if we will swallow our pride.  Jesus was totally alone.  He couldn’t even call upon His Father because God can not look on sin.  Jesus took all of our sins upon Him willingly because He Loves His Father and us.

We weren’t there that day when He made that statement, but He is still saying that He thirsts for our fellowship and love.  When we refuse to commune with Him, we are just as guilty as the people that were with Him at the cross that day.

August 30, 2005



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