Thorns are a part of the curse on the earth resulting from Adam’s sin, and Christ wore a crown of thorns when He died on the cross.

In the moments of His trial, ridicule, and persecution, Christ offered his body, mind, and soul to receive the curse for us.  And on the cross, when the Bible tells us He was not even recognizable as a human–something no picture or movie can ever portray–Christ was opening His hands to invite the curse we deserved onto Himself.

Then God said to the man, “You listened to what your wife said, and you ate fruit from the tree from which I commanded you not to eat.
    “So I will put a curse on the ground,
       and you will have to work very hard for your food.
    In pain you will eat its food
       all the days of your life.
    The ground will produce thorns and weeds for you,
       and you will eat the plants of the field.” (Genesis 3:17-18, NCV)

The soldiers twisted some thorns into a victor’s crown, put it on his head, and threw a purple robe on him. (John 19:2, ISV)


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