THIRST: WHO HAS IT?
JOHN 19: 28, 29
JESUS CHRIST said, "Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall
give him shall never thirst." Now come to Calvary and observe
the author of that statement as His leaf ebbs. We who are
blessed by the carols of Christmas and thrilled by the hymns of
Easter must not forget that between the events represented by
such triumphant music there is a cross. Between the miracles of
the babe's birth in Bethlehem and the triumph of the
resurrection is the agony of Calvary.
Come now to Calvary where we come with our ruin and receive
We come with our bitterness and receive His sweetness.
We come with our darkness and receive His light.
We come with our sorrow and receive His joy.
Light has returned to that barren dark hill after a three hour
absence. The voice of our Lord had been heard four times from
the cross. First, a word for His persecutors; second, a word of
pardon for a repentant thief; third, a word of provision for His
mother; fourth, a word of pathos expressed to God. Now having
provided for others there is a personal word. It has been over
eighteen hours since the Passover, the last time He has been
given anything to drink. The shortest and perhaps nearly
inaudible word: "I thirst."
Quote: Philippians 2: 6 - 8.
He could have spared Himself. Those who mocked in decision
appealed to Him to save Himself. He could have. Matthew
26:53told us He could have called 12 legions of angels. I know
the song says 10,000 but the book says 72,000. In the O.T. one
angel killed 185,000 people. That number times 72,000 eq ...
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