Passion Week (Good Friday): Crown for Crown

“But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.” Hebrews 2:9

Tonight is the night… the night where we experience the exchange of crowns.  We begin with the crown of shame, the woven thorns piercing the brow of God.  But we lean into and look forward to the crown of glory, the radiant splendor that King Jesus is given because of His obedience and great sacrifice. Tonight we fully enter into the tension of these two crowns fully knowing how the Great Story ends.  I look forward to seeing you tonight at our Good Friday services (6:30 or 8 pm).

Crown for crown, we’ll exchange
Crown for crown and Name for name
One of life and one of shame
Crown for crown, we’ll exchange

That crown of thorns
That He wears upon His brow
Was meant for me
But my Savior wears it now
Painful crown, full of shame
For it’s written with my name

That crown of life
That was only meant for Him
He gave to me
When He took away my sin
Joyful crown, without shame
For it’s written with my name

From “Crown for Crown” by Guy Gray

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