Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 – A Crown of Thorns – Matthew 27:27-31

You may have seen the crown of thorns used as a symbol of the Passion of Christ. It has been seen on t-shirts, or maybe even on various home decorations. Yet, what does the crown of thorns means to you and me as Christians? The crown of thorns represents the suffering Jesus went through on the cross in order to take our sins away. The crown of thorns reminds us of the ridicule Jesus endured at the hands of His captures. Jesus did not fight against the soldiers in an attempt to avoid the crown of thorns. Instead, He accepted it and He accepted the mockery from the soldiers, both as symbols of sin. He hung there on the cross for you and for me to give us His life, His love, and the hope of heaven.

Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your one and only Son to die on the cross in order to save me from my sin. Lord, please help me to abide by Your commandments and live by Your Word of truth. In Jesus’ name we pray.

-Ben Miller

Schnorr von Carolsfeld, woodcuts © WELS Permission to use these copyrighted items is limited to personal and congregational use.

No comments: