There are crowns worn by living monarchs, of which it would be difficult to estimate the value. The price paid for their jewels is the least part of it. They cost thousands of lives and rivers of human blood; yet in His esteem, and surely in ours also, Christ’s crown outweighs them all.
He gave his His life for it; and alone, of all monarchs, He was crowned at His coronation by the hands of Death. Others cease to be kings when they die. By dying He became a king.
He laid His head in the dust that He might become “head over all,” He entered His kingdom through the gates of the grave, and ascended the universe bj the steps of a cross.—GUTHRIE.