When I recently read what someone had written about the crown of thorns Jesus wore, it gave me a new picture of what Jesus did for us. Let’s set the stage. When they placed the crown of thorns on His head,, it was to mock Him in front of the accusers. The thorns dug into his skin and scalp. They mocked Him for supposedly being the King of the Jews. They mocked Him for authority, for His healing power, etc. They couldn’t see the power of the crown of thorns.
A crown designates power. It speaks of authority, of justice, of leadership. Jesus didn’t come to overturn the government of the day. He didn’t come to take over the world. His Kingdom and rule and reign was to be in the hearts of men and women, freeing them of the condemnation of the law they couldn’t keep on their own. His Kingdom was one of amazing grace and love. His crown is one of righteousness, allowing you and me to be “the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Child of God, Jesus didn’t give you a crown of thorns. He gave you a crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8). You have His authority and name to use, and in Him you are righteous. He wore the crown of thorns so you can have a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). A mind free from fears, depression, guilt, stress, and anxiety. He’s provided all that you need so stand tall in your crown of righteousness through Jesus.