"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faithin me." Acts 26:18

Friday, March 29, 2013

Crown of Thorns

Here in Uganda, thorns are used to keep enemies out.  Gardens, homes, compounds and sometimes entire villages are surrounded by these thorns...a natural barbed wire of sorts.

I have often pondered though, that John 19 offers a sharp contrast as we see that thorns were used as part of the process of bringing God's enemies in.

Isn't it a blessing and isn't it amazing, that the suffering, whipping, thorn wearing, crucifying Friday so many years ago, we are now able to call "good?"  If it weren't for Christ death, and later his resurrection, I...who am so far from "good"...would never be allowed to enter eternal life with God.  Thank you God for giving us your Son!  Thank you Jesus for wearing the thorns and dying on the cross!  Thank you Holy Spirit for impressing that daily on my prone-towards-wandering heart!

Praise be to the good and glorious Triune God!

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