Crown of Thorns

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The crown of thorns.  Why did Jesus wear the crown of thorns?  I’ve read the Bible…more than once.  But I don’t always connect the deeper symbolisms that are hidden in God’s Word.

My simple mind never thought of it more than a way to humiliate and torture him.

Matthew 27: 29 (Amplified Bible ) And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head, and put a reed in His right hand [as a scepter]. Kneeling before Him, they ridiculed Him, saying, “Hail, (rejoice) King of the Jews!”

I recently purchased “The Book of Mysteries” by Jonathan Cahn.  I have only started it, but it is already opening my mind and helping me to understand how simple are the complexities of the Bible. Everyone should get this book, especially if like me you want to have a deeper understanding of the Bible and a closer relationship with God.

Why thorns? It goes back to Genesis and the fall of man.  God told Adam that because of what he had done, “the ground is now under a curse, both thorns and thistles it will grow for you.”

The curse, the thorns, brings pain, piercing, blood, tears, and destruction.

As Mr. Kahn explained, the crown is a symbol of royalty, power, authority, wealth, and glory.

It may seem as if they placed the crown of thorns on the head of Jesus to ridicule Him and torture Him, but in reality it was God, Jesus himself, who placed it there as a symbol.

He became the King of Thorns for us; the King of the broken, pierced, wounded, and rejected, all those whose eyes and hearts are full of tears.  He took our curse upon himself. He took authority over it. He did it so that whosoever should call upon His name might have everlasting life and share in His glory!

Because He took authority over the “thorns” we are no longer under the curse, but under His Grace.

Why did I never understand the importance of the Crown of Thorns?

2 thoughts on “Crown of Thorns

  1. This is a lovely and touching post. It strikes me that it’s especially appropriate after the events at Notre Dame, too. The saving of the Crown of Thorns by the priest was a remarkable event, and shows the power of grace to shine through even in the worst of troubles.


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