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Good Friday Reflection

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During the Christmas season, we hear the following words:

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found…

In the Bible, thorns are more than a nuisance to gardeners and farmers. They represent the curse that the entire world was placed under after the fall of man in the Garden of Eden. Because we don’t live in an agrarian society, we don’t give much thought to thorns. But anyone who works in agriculture will tell you how difficult thorns make their lives. They injure. They choke out life. They mar beauty. Thorns remind us that this world is cursed with disease and selfishness and sorrow. But we don’t need thorns to remind us of these things. Every moment of pain and sadness in our lives testify to the curse the world is under.

As Jesus made his way to the cross, soldiers placed a crown of thorns on his head. They didn’t know it, but in doing so they placed the very curse of God on the Messiah’s head.

by Pastor Wade

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 21:53