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Lent 2024: Crowning Glory by Sis. Jacqueline Coleman


 

 “And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they knelt down and mocked Him, saying, 'Hail, King of the Jews! '” 

Matthew 27:29 

 

March 29, 2024


Crowning Glory


Mark 15:17 depicts a striking imagery of our Lord during Crucifixion, “They dressed Him in purple, and after twisting a crown of thorns, they put it on Him.”  Remembering the controversial Passion of Christ movie (2004) I still grow anxious, desperate, and overwhelmingly sad by the observed betrayal and mocking by the Roman soldiers of  Jesus. I recoil with rage as Jesus was given the weighty cross to bear on his scarred back and the crown of thorns pierced into his head.  Yet the lyrics, “I Shall Wear a Crown” by Thomas Whitfield bring a measure of assurance this Lenten season and spring equinox – a blossoming time of renewal:


I shall wear a crown

When it's all over

I'm going to put on my robe

Tell the story how I made it over

Soon as I get home


Thankfully beloveds, Jesus bore the thorny crown for our afflictions and received a new God-annointed crown of righteousness.  We love and serve an awesome, awesome God. Let’s touch and agree.


                             Sister Jacqueline Coleman

Morning Meditations Team

Sarah Allen Missionary Society

Second Board of Stewards & Ambassadors

 

Prayer:  Jesus, Jesus. Oh, hail the king of the Jews. They mocked and scorned you, yet you dwelt and lingered there for us.  We extol your holy name and cry with conviction – Oh hail our king of glory. Bless you my divine. Amen & Asé.

 

Lent 2024

We invite you to join us in reflection, meditation and prayer for a season of renewal, repentance and rejoicing from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.


Each day is a reflection representing the thoughts and aspirations of the members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church expressing what the season of Lent means to them.  Their wide range of perspectives describe how this time of renewal, repentance and rejoicing has been and will be used to focus on Jesus’ life, crucifixion and resurrection.


Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.


 

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