My sweet man decided it was time for some pruning around our yard, so limbs have been falling everywhere.
The kids and I have had the task of hauling the dead limbs to create a pile to burn in the back of our property.
Watching out for my kids, I handled the thorn trees.
I never realized the severity of it’s sharpness or even cared about it being there, until being stuck with one of it’s thorns.
Jesus walks with me, so He used this incident to remind me of some things.
If I’m being real, the first thought was laced with the Poison lyrics of every Rose has its thorn..
Because these trees were rose– less.
Useless in my book.
We should have just chopped the whole thing down.
If we weren’t getting roses, then why have thorns?
Then came the understanding, of what did come from these kinds of thorns.
A cut, above..
Some of these thorns were close to two inches long.
And I started to get the picture of what that crown would have looked, and felt like, being smashed down on the head of my Savior-
Cutting His Head.
I don’t want to use that term churchy like today,
There is a revelation on My Savior…
He took those thorns, for me.
“But [in fact] He has borne our griefs, And He has carried our sorrows and pains; Yet we [ignorantly] assumed that He was stricken, Struck down by God and degraded and humiliated [by Him].”
Isaiah 53:4 AMP
The thorns went through His head.
To bear my griefs.
Our emotional health was provided for, by those thorns.
I see every spike piercing Him, as a negative thought I DON’T HAVE TO TAKE because He took it for me.
I don’t have to wrestle with depression or anxiety, now that I’m aware of His healing for me.
I’ve read and said this scripture for years, but it’s like John saying in 1 John 2… we’ve handled Him.
We knew it, but now, we also believe it!
Handling those thorns made me understand my oneness with Him.
He worked out my Righteousness with The Father so I could be a partaker of what He purchased.
I have so much more to share with you about this.
We have a Resurrection Basket from Heaven, filled with all the goodies Jesus bought for us…
but I believe we should just stop here, for now, and apply this part- to our head.
To our minds.
Let’s focus on where the crown of thorns went.
His thoughts were pierced to the core so that you and I could choose:
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.8 ¶ Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things arepure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
You don’t have to struggle with your mental health any longer.
You can have peace that surpasses understanding- that’s a cut above!
Handle This Word today and become one with Him in your thinking…….