Jesus: The Ultimate Action Hero
Jesus Died In Weakness
As we look at the events following the crucifixion of Jesus the Messiah let’s get one fact straight: Jesus really died on the cross.
Both of these men were secret disciples until this moment.
So just as the religious leaders saw Him die, and the soldiers confirmed it for themselves and Pilate–all of the three major institutions that rejected Him, religious, civil, and military, admitted to His death.
Isn’t it ironic that they accused Him of trying to destroy the temple, yet got the fact that He wasn’t really talking about the physical temple, but His body?
So in a way, the soldiers are acting out physically what we as the human race did spiritually in the Garden of Eden–thumb our nose at God’’s authority in our lives.
In some ways these elements show a weakness in man and the strength of our ultimate action hero.
This crown was made of thorns, representing the result of man’s efforts to rule himself.
Jesus wearing a crown of thorns perhaps represents the fact that man is incapable of saving himself.
The reed could symbolize that man really has no power, though he thinks he does, just as a reed doesn’t really do much damage.