“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 on earth was Mary. Jesus worked, ate, studied, slept and cried — just like we do.
Our Bible Reading tells us what people did to Jesus. He felt pain when the soldiers whipped Him and “made a crown from thorny branches and put it on his head” (verse 2). Jesus’ body became weak, but the soldiers forced Him to carry a heavy wooden cross. Jesus suffered terrible pain when they nailed Him to the cross.
Jesus also became thirsty as He hung on the cross. Do you know what the soldiers gave Him? Verse 29 tells us that the soldiers gave Jesus “sour wine” to drink. Even while Jesus was dying, the soldiers continued to tease and hurt Him. They wouldn’t even give Jesus a drink of water!
Why did Jesus suffer so much? Because He loves you and me. He was willing to accept the punishment for our sins. Thank You, Jesus, for dying for me!