Friday, March 21, 2008

Station 6

Jesus wears the crown

John 19:5

When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”


Please place a holly crown on your head as you meditate at this station.


As we often say, Jesus was the King of kings and the Lord of lords. His kingdom is vast stretching beyond borders, beyond time. His kingship is not that of a dictator or tyrant. It is that of a merciful, humble servant—a king who does for us rather than demanding that we do for him.

Yet, despite his goodness, we often fail to give him a place of honor. Instead of including him in our decision making, our relationships, our life plans, we push him aside, ask for help only after the fact, and expect more and more from him rather than being satisfied with what we have already received.

This crown of thorns served to mock the King.

This crown was a joke, a farse, an insult.

When Christ’s role in our life becomes cursory, secondary, or trivial we deny him the honor he is due.

When we fail to acknowledge who Jesus really is, we place a crown of thorns upon his head.

Is Christ the Lord of your life?

Has he received the place of honor?

What needs to change in your relationship with Christ so that you no longer place a crown of thorns upon his head?

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