Friday, 6 April 2012

"I thirst"

Powerful words from Jesus just before He died. Having previously refused the wine mixed with gall as a sedative, he now cores in anguish for his thirst to be quenched. F.W. Drake sees significance is this acknowledging of human anguish by the God-man Jesus.

'"I thirst".....this is a word for us-His blessing upon pain, given from the cross to tell us that He bore it, that He understands it, that He can sanctify it.....suffering comes into the Christian life, not as the particular punishment of individual sins, but as the common heritage of all mankind.
To read more of his insights on pain and suffering in the Christian life, read on here.


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