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The Seven Last Words 十架七言 - 2022.4.3

大齋期靈修 – 胡玉藩牧師


第五言:「我渴了。」


直到第五句話,耶穌才訴諸祂身體的痛苦和需要:「我渴了。


耶穌感到「渴了」,因為祂在十字架上,汗血交流,身體水分消失、極其虛弱……祂真的感到「渴了」。


耶穌道成肉身,祂的肉身,是一個平凡、完全的肉身。祂有我們身體上的一切感和需要:歡樂、哭泣、憤怒、疲倦、飢餓、口渴……因著這副肉身,耶穌「凡事上受過試探,與我們一樣」,因此,祂「體恤我們的軟弱」(來四 14)。


耶穌說:「我渴了。」真的只是表達祂身體的痛苦、需要嗎?他痛、流血、近乎虛脫之中,為何只提到「我渴了」?


聖經提醒我們,「耶穌知道各樣的事已經成了,為要使經上的話應驗,就說:『我渴了。』」(約十九 28)我們知道,這是源自詩六十九 21,「他們拿苦膽給我當食物,我渴了,他們拿醋給我喝。


弟兄姊妹,我們有否想過,耶穌一言一行、心裡所感所想,為的都是要完成上帝心意,並且要讓上帝話語成就、應驗?


耶穌教導我們祈禱:「願你的旨意行在地上,如同行在天上。」祂以生命的最後幾句話來實踐:「為要使經上的話應驗,就說:『我渴了。』


禱告:主啊,願你的旨意行在我們身上成就,亦讓我們的生命中成就父上帝的旨意。阿們。

Lenten Devotion – The Rev. Angus Wu


Fifth Word: “I thirst.”


It wasn't until the fifth word that Jesus turned to the pain and needs of His body: “I thirst.


Jesus felt “thirst” because He was on the cross: sweat and blood streamed down His body, dehydrated, exhausted and extremely weak... He really felt “thirst.”


Jesus became flesh, His body was an ordinary, complete flesh. He had all the senses and needs of our body: joy, weep, anger, weariness, hunger, thirst... Because of this flesh, Jesus was “in every respect been tempted as we are”, and therefore He could “sympathize with our weaknesses” (Hebrews 4:14).


Jesus said, “I thirst.” Was it really just an expression of the pain and need of his body? Why did He only said “I thirst” when He was suffering, bleeding and near collapse?


The Bible reminds us, “Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), ‘I thirst.’” (John 19:28). We know that this is from Psalm 69:21, “They put gall in my food and

gave me vinegar for my thirst.” (NIV)


Brothers and sisters, did it ever cross your mind that every word Jesus said, every action He did, or every feeling and thought in his heart was to fulfill God’s will and to realize God’s Words?


Jesus taught us to pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” He put this into practice with the last words of His life: “said (to fulfill the Scripture), ‘I thirst.’


Prayer: O Lord, may Your will be done on us, and may our lives fulfill the will of God the Father. Amen.

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