On Good Friday, Jesus' next to last words were: "I am thirsty."
Today, Kari Costanza writes about Obed, a young man in Uganda who is also thirsty — thirsty for justice. “If a life is saved,” he says, “there is no greater good than that.”
Read how this Ugandan superhero's initiative and tireless work within his community are helping to save children from the evil of child sacrifice.
It’s Good Friday.
I know exactly when it will happen tonight — when my throat will constrict and when I will begin to fight back tears.
It’ll be about 7:40 in the evening. I’ll be sitting in a dark church — our beautiful stained glass window covered with black tar paper to block out the light.
My pastor will be reading the last words of Jesus on the cross. When he gets to that particular phrase — it’ll happen.
“I am thirsty,” Jesus says.
He’s been on the cross for some time at this point. In agony. Watched by people who mock him as he dies.