Mar 10:33"Listen," He said, "we're going up to Jerusalem, where the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence Him to die and hand Him over to the Romans.
Mar 10:34They will mock Him, spit on Him, flog Him with a whip, and kill Him, but after three days He will rise again."
You would think that Jesus was going to Jerusalem to get His golden crown, sit on His royal throne and judge the world. You would think that at last every knee would bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Well, dear one… He will next time… but not this time!
Of all the many crowns Jesus has, there was still one missing… one crown that He yet needed to go and get… one crown that would change the entire world! One crown placed on His head… a crown made by fallen, wicked, violent and angry men… twisted and pointed... the one crown that forever gave men the model of love and life giving sacrifice they so desperately needed! The one crown that would cause those who put Him to death to say, “Surely this is the Son of God”! This is the crown that Jesus went to Jerusalem to get!
Soon He will enter Jerusalem again… and… this time… at the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Which crown did He get the last time He was there? Why, a crown of thorns, of course.