“I am Thirsty”

We know that Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus is also called the Son of Man. Why? Because Jesus was human, too. Jesus’ mother was Mary. Jesus worked, ate, slept and cried — just like we do.

And Jesus felt pain when the soldiers whipped Him. They beat Jesus and kept Him awake all night. Jesus’ body became weak. Then the soldiers forced Jesus to carry a heavy wooden cross. Jesus suffered terrible pain when they drove the nails through His hands and feet.

John 19:28 tells us that Jesus had another human experience as He hung on the cross. “Later, Jesus knew that everything had been done. To make
the Scriptures come true he said, ‘I am thirsty.’” It probably had been a long time since Jesus had a drink. Do you know what the soldiers gave Him? Sour wine! It must have tasted terrible. Even while Jesus was dying, people continued to tease and hurt Him. They wouldn’t even give Him a drink of water!

Why did Jesus suffer so much pain? Because He loves you and me. He was willing to accept the punishment for our sin. Thank You, Jesus, for going through all that for me!