Jewelry (6)

I have never seen a king or queen in person. But I have seen pictures of kings and queens. Often they wear beautiful jewelry and crowns made of valuable metals like gold and silver. Precious stones such as diamonds, emeralds and rubies decorate the jewelry and crowns.
Sometimes kings and queens are called special names like “His Majesty” or “Her Highness.” People treat kings and queens with respect and honor. But there was one king that people did not treat with respect. That king was Jesus.
Our Bible Reading today tells us about what happened right before Jesus was crucified. Verse 17 says, “The soldiers put a purple robe on Jesus. Then they used thorny weeds to make a crown. They put the crown of thorns on Jesus’ head.” The soldiers did not respect Jesus. They beat Him, spit on Him and then they killed Him.
Jesus died to forgive our sins. We should respect and honor Jesus. We can do that by loving and serving Him every day.