The WOW! of Easter—A Thorned Crown. I love the paradoxes of Christianity (this looks long but it isnt’):
Last is first
Giving is getting
Scattering is gaining
Having nothing yet possessing all things
Serving is reigning
Meekness is strength
Humility is exaltation
Wisdom is being a fool for Christ
Freedom is being enslaved to Christ
Happiness is found when it is not sought
Seeing is trusting in what can’t be seen
Rest is being under the yoke of Christ
Smallness is greatness
Yielding is conquering
Losing is winning
Pardoning removes all offenses
Triumph is found in defeat
Dying is living
A thorned crown is a royal diadem
Victory is a THORNED CROWN!
Think about it! Did the Romans not dress Jesus in purple when they mocked Him? Why then not a gold, jeweled crown? Why not at least a fake gold crown? Why a thorn-ed crowned? Sorry, I’m not giving the WOW away. If you want this sermon, you’ve got to ask for it. Smile!
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