After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” — John 19:28
The closer the breakthrough, the more we thirst. Jesus’ pain is the result of enduring the physical and spiritual anguish in the war to quench the thirst of humanity – the longing for more. For blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled (Matthew 5:6).
Jesus’ persecution is a reminder that it’s not about well you fight, it’s about what you’re fighting for! In the battle of our lives, from birth to death, Jesus was, is, and always will be our living water (John 4:10). He longs for us and for fellowship with the Father. No matter the circumstances, never stop longing for more of God!