Man of Thorns

Despised and rejected,

Laughed and spit at,

Misunderstood and accused,

Abandoned and denied.

Still, you loved.

Still, you bore your crown of thorns.

A crown like a king,

A servant king.

Titled King of the Jews,

Immanuel and Prince of Peace.

How royal these names,

Reflecting your glory and brightness.

Like a morning star,

A bright morning star shining through the thorns.