Crown of Thorns
The crown of thorns may be familiar. The very sight of it stirs images in our minds of the mutual contempt that both Jewish leaders and Roman soldiers held for Jesus. But, what if there was more to it than that? What if that horrific icon actually represented the love of a God who was compelled to enter into the sin-scarred mess that we have made of our lives and restore us with a beautiful purpose; no matter how painful it may be for Him?