When I think of the crown of thorns that Jesus wore as He was crucified on the cross, I visualize His precious blood slowing spilling where each individual thorn pierced his head. I can only imagine the excruciating pain He felt during the crucifixion.
We may never know or understand fully all the thoughts, the extreme pain, or emotions that He dealt with there on the cross. I am certain that only a small part has been revealed to us.
There must have been a private personal side to his death that only he and God shared. But, most important is the fact that he did it; and he did it because of one thing, one simple but powerful word. Love. He loved us unto death.
The crown of thorns represented mockery of royalty. To us, he has redeemed, it represents his undying love for us. A love so uncompromising that Christ was willing to give his life as a sacrifice for us. He endured it all on the cross, the pain, sickness, death, all because of love.
We may never have to wear a crown of thorns, nor will we have to experience the second death 'IF we have accepted God's gift of salvation... his son's shed blood on the Cross.
The only cross we must carry is total surrender to the will of God. Die to self and live in Christ. What a gift of Love; and what a deep love.