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Thorns that Pierce Our Souls!

Updated on November 6, 2020
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The Story Behind the Song

I heard a lovely song today on a Christian show. It was written by the man and woman who were singing it. The man played acoustic guitar while singing harmony with the woman. The tune itself was very simple, but the message that was carried within the lyrics was a powerful one. The lyrics tell how Jesus wore a crown of thorns and suffered for all of mankind's sins. Even though he could have worn a crown of gold he chose to wear his crown of thorns.


Crown of Thorns

Roman soldiers brutally nailed Jesus to a cross while his followers looked on in horror. The soldiers proceeded to mock Jesus by placing a crown of thorns upon his head; stating that since he was the King of the Jews he must wear a crown.

Gave his Life for Our Sins

Perhaps the thorns upon his crown in some way represented the sins of his people; Jesus gracefully received his crown of thorns and suffered for our sins. This unselfish act shows just how much Jesus loved us. He gave his own life for us willingly forgiving us for our sins. This pure unconditional love that we receive from Jesus is unmatched by any other type of love. When we invite Jesus into our hearts and souls he in turn offers us eternal life in his Father's Kingdom (better known as heaven to some).

Finding A Peaceful Path

We all have our personal thorns that pierce our souls; caused by many different things during our individual journeys through life. One of my personal thorns that I am trying to work on is the anger that sits inside my soul. I seem to boil over at times spewing out nasty things towards my loved ones. I don't know if the anger I carry is related to menopause; I feel this could be part of it but not all of it. I must continue to try and make better choices in my life. I pray that with the love of Jesus I will find a more peaceful path in life. At times it is hard for me to stay on a good path as I have weaknesses that I battle against daily. I remind myself that Rome wasn't built in a day and either will my road to recovery. This is something that I must constantly remind myself of. I understand now why "patience is a virtue".

Journey of Life

My lack of patience is something I need to work on; I understand now why "patience is a virtue". My inner battles change in size and intensity on a daily basis. The outcome of each battle depends on how well I am coping on that particular day. I am trying to go on daily walks; they seem to have a calming effect for the most part. These also give me some exercise along with my four-legged friend my border collie (Wallace Braveheart). I am a work in progress until the day I die. The journey of life is within itself a learning process. I myself am learning slowly but surely little by little.

Thorns I Still Carry

Another one of my personal thorns is not being able to forgive easily someone who has hurt or betrayed me in some way. I would like to forgive those who have wronged me, as well as be forgiven by those I have wronged. I have made mistakes in my past. I wish I could erase them, but these thorns are reminders of my past. They have been a contributing factor in shaping the person I am today. My hope is that by trying to continue living a Christian lifestyle I will rid myself of at least some of the thorns embedded in my soul.

Ultimate Sacrifice

Jesus knew his time on earth was not his own but he was here doing his father's bidding. Jesus was aware that his destiny would eventually lead him to his crown of thorns. God showed his great love for us by making the ultimate sacrifice- being the life of his only son (Jesus). I feel any sacrifices I have or will make in my life will not compare to this ultimate sacrifice.

Jesus is Back in My Life

This makes me realize that the cross I have to bare is small in comparison to what many other unfortunate souls out in the world today are dealing with. I am so glad I have Jesus back in my life I feel that I am no longer making my journey alone!

Jesus Died for Our Sins

Do you believe that Jesus gave his life on the cross for our sins?

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