Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing considers how Jesus’ words on the cross, “I thirst,” (John 19:28) point to a God who loves us deeply, so deeply that He Himself came and entered into our physical reality to endure the physical pain of the cross in order that we might clearly see how much God loves us.
Jesus actually suffers in His body for us
A part of God demonstrating His love is that He’s willing to enter our physical world to suffer, to die, and to thirst
[Jesus] endures the spiritual pain, carrying the burdens of the sins of the world, but He does it in the physical world. And He does it to demonstrated Gods’ love for us who live in the physical, material world.
For Your Consideration:
Do you see God’s love for you in Christ’s suffering?
How can we share how Christ enters into our suffering with our suffering world?