You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, Psalm 30:11
Messiah was to be crucified. Roman soldiers took thorns, wove them into a crown for His head to mock, torture and humiliate Him. We know the crown of thorns as a horrible thing, but there’s another side to it. In Genesis, the curse of the fall is epitomized by thorns. “The ground shall bear thorns for you.” So why did Messiah wear a crown of thorns? Because He was becoming the King of the Curse. The power of Messiah is so strong that He can even make thorns into a crown. He can take your sorrows and wounds and make them beautiful and glorious. Give Him every part of your life even the worst part, and thank Him for it. Because even the hard things, in His grace, will be used for your good. He is a King that not only wears a crown of thorns but wears the thorns that are turned into a crown. If you follow Him, then all the things in your life that make you say, “Why God?” will be turned around. He will take your thorns and weave them into a crown of glory.
Today’s Mission – Take all the thorns in your life and give them to Messiah, to take them and weave them into a crown. Cast all your burdens upon Him.