“I thirst” are two everyday words that we use off and on all the time. But when Christ said these words they meant so much more than what they mean when we say this. Christ said these words on the cross on the hill of Golgotha when He was crucified. He uttered them right before He gave up the ghost. He was then given a spongeful of vinegar to drink.
On this earth Christ had a human nature. He looked like and did the same things people do. But with one big difference. He was God, making Him perfect. Getting thirsty is normal to people. And Christ shows His human nature when He says “I thirst.” It is also shown in John 11:35,”Jesus wept.” This was at the death of Lazarus. Christ had to have this human nature because it was man who sinned so it is man who has to pay for those sins. This is exactly what Christ did. God’s glory, power and guidance over His people are also shown.
Not only was Christ very human but he was also very God. We see this in Mark 1:1, The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and in Matthew 1:23, “Behold, a virgin shall be with child and shall bring forth a son and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
Christ also had to be very God because He had to endure the death and pain of the cross. And He had to bear His people’s sins. No other ordinary person could bear this burden of God’s wrath. Also, Christ had to be free from sin in order to pay for us.
It is hard to understand how Christ could have had a human nature and be God at the same time. But if He hadn’t, we would have all died.