Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Dear Faith Family,
It is truly stunning that one of the last things that Jesus said before he died was simply, “I thirst.” Why? What’s the big deal?
As humans, we know instinctively we need water in order to survive. We may not like to drink it or we may rather drink something other than water, but ultimately if one cannot get water into their system, a body will die. Therefore, what Jesus was experiencing in that moment is something every single human being would have experienced had they been hanging on that cross—thirst.
Again, what is the big deal?
Jesus claimed not just to be a special prophet or teacher or healer, but he claimed to be actual living water. He claimed to be the one who could satisfy the deep thirst within a human soul who longed for God but did not know it needed him. In John 7, he told a large gathering of people within the temple walls, “If you are thirsty, come to me!” And yet, on the cross, he called out in his own human thirst. Jesus would suffer his own thirst in order to satisfy our thirst. His suffering and death would be the means by which the living water of forgiveness and grace would flow out and satisfy our needy souls. Through his death, the thirsty one, would become the source of life for our thirsty souls.
This week our
study is entitled “Water of Life”. Below you will find the link to the video and some discussion questions that help us to explore this theme in the Bible. You do not have to go through all of the passages and questions. You can just choose one option for study. If you are a part of a Sunday School Class or Life Group, consider finding a way to connect online all together or in smaller groups or pairs. If you are not in a class or group, contact a friend and see if they would be interested in joining you in a discussion of this theme. Let me know if you need help getting connected. It’s not too late to start! Hope you are thirsty!
Here is this week's
“Water of Life.”