God Accomplishes All Things

Six hours had past since the Romans began the crucifixion of the Son of God, and nothing remained to be done. Then Jesus Himself began the end of His crucifixion, “After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, ‘I thirst!'” (John 19:28).
Finally, He who had lived for God and for man, and now was dying that He might obey God and save man, had His own need and made a request. He thirsted.
“Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth” (John 19:29).
Even when He needed something so simple and humble, they gave Him something so awful. He suffered even in an attempt to slake His thirst.
Then the sacrifice of Himself was complete, He had taken care of everyone’s needs, He had glorified God, and He even sought to satisfy His tiny need. It was time to die, “So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, ‘It is finished!’ And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit” (John 19:30).
What more can we say?

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