Sunday, March 15 - Fourth Sunday in Lent
Seven Last Words of Jesus
Seven short sayings. No one would really even think twice about them in normal situations. But this wasn't a normal situation. And this wasn't a normal man. These were spoken by Jesus... on the cross... while he was dying.
In these words, we see his humanity and his divinity. We see physical pain, abandonment, and the reminder that God's ways are not our ways.
Jesus uses common words like "forgive, mother, son, today, thirst" and that most crucial question "why?" These words give us a glimpse of the mysterious, beautiful, and heart-wrenching love of God. His costly love for you and for me.
After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture), "I am thirsty." - John 19:28 (NRSV)