Easter Passage from Matthew 27:27-31
They took the Christ, made Him wear a crown of thorns and mocked Him in unspeakable ways.
But, this had to be done to complete the Easter story – and to save us.
Easter & the Crown of Thorns
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole Roman cohort around Him.
They stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him.
And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”
They spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head.
After they had mocked Him, they took the scarlet robe off Him and put His own garments back on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him. – Matthew 27:27-31
They Mocked Him
The next time you see someone making fun of a Christian because of their faith, go back and read Matthew 27:27 through 31.
People of the Christian faith have been ridiculed as long as I can remember.
In various parts of the world some are even put to death; either for their faith or trying to convert someone of a different religion.
The news media seldom reports these stories but many examples are listed on websites such as Persecution.org.
I’m not writing this to make people aware of what Christians are going through. Someone may poke fun at you one day for your faith, or mine.
When that happens, remember there is very little we can go through in this life that vaguely resembles the pain and torture Jesus sustained before the crucifixion and on the cross.
Why Jesus Died
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We can never repay Christ. He died for a debt He did not owe so that we can one day stand before God with Jesus as our Savior.
Easter is almost here so let’s remember what Christ did for us.
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