Have you ever wondered about the thorns on the crown of thorns? I have. I’ve only been able to connect thorns with the ones on my rose bushes. Although I’ve seen pictures, I’ve never seen thorns the size depicted in this painting by ElGreco
In addition to the scourging Jesus received he had a crown of thorns placed on His head and I don’t imagine it was “placed” there gently. With the anger and mockery that was felt by most people there, it was probably driven into his forehead.
Saturday my curiosity was satisfied. While out and about, Hubby and I visited a neighborhood park (just a very small one) and while walking along the newly refurbished walkway, I notice a tree beside the fence…one among many. This one was different. It had thorns on it.
Although this is just the trunk of the tree all the branches had these same thorns and even larger ones. Imagine the pain thorns of this size could cause. And He did it for YOU.