After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I thirst.” - John 19:28
“I thirst” is something much deeper than Jesus just saying “I love you.” Until you know deep inside that Jesus thirsts for you—you can’t begin to know who He wants to be for you. Or who He wants you to be for Him.
He thirsts for you. He loves you always, even when you don’t feel worthy. When not accepted by others, even by yourself sometimes—He is the one who always accepts you. My children, you don’t have to be different for Jesus to love you.
Only believe—You are precious to Him. Bring all you are suffering to His feet—only open your heart to be loved by Him as your are. He will do the rest.
- St. Teresa of Calcutta
How are you responding to the thirst of Jesus? Do you believe that no matter where you are or what you have done, Jesus desires you? Today, ask Jesus this:
Jesus, show me your love. Show me that you desire me just as I am. Help me to respond to your unconditional love by loving you in return. Amen.