In the matchless style of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Crown of Thorns provides a life-changing portrait of Jesus, our Savior. While hanging upon Calvary's cross, staining its roughness with His royal blood, the Lord Jesus Christ wore the crown upon His head. It is a crown of defamation and suffering, but is is also a crown of triumphant victory over sin and death.
For one purpose, Christ the Son of God came to earth. For that same purpose, He went to the cross. As the prophet Isaiah wrote, Christ truly was "smitten of God," to pay the price for our redemption. He bore all our griefs for us. For our forgiveness and for our salvation, Christ drank that bitter cup. He was willing to wear the crown of thorns in our place.
Under Spurgeon's pen, this crown of thorns becomes a complete picture of God's gift of salvation. The thorns composing that ugly crown are transformed because of His sacrificial love, and they are forever a symbolic reminder of our shelter, our hiding place.
21 pgs | Booklet | Charles Spurgeon