After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!”
Jesus is the lamb of God, obedient to His Father’s will, even to death. And everything lines up, so that even details like the soldiers casting lots for His clothing and not breaking his legs bring fulfilment of Old Testament prophecy. All of this detail adds to proclaim the gravity of who this is. Jesus knew exactly what was happening, and there’s not many of His words in this chapter. No fight, no last-minute sermon. He is grave and graceful until the end. What a Saviour. God’s rescue plan, finished.
It is so sad and grave and beautiful and haunting to read of Jesus going with acceptance to His death. I never want to forget or minimise this sacrifice; I never want to reduce this intricate and amazing rescue plan to anything less than overwhelming love and sacrifice by the King of Kings.
Lord Jesus, it is hard to comprehend at times the gravity of the cross. But Lord thank you for fresh revelation, that before I knew you, you made the way for me to be a child of God. Imprint this on my heart. I want to remain astounded by this truth.