During our visit to the Tower of London, we came across a display of crowns that were worn by the king (and queen) in the early times. There were many different types of crowns, each exquisite with gem and jewels ornately seated in them. Each was so beautiful that it would not befit anyone less than a king or queen.
According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, the crown signifies the authority of a king and I began to wonder, that if an earthly king’s authority was signified by the type of crown he wore, how much more exquisite the type of Crown, it would be, for the heavenly King of kings, Jesus Christ. But then it quickly dawned on me, that the type of Crown, Jesus Christ wore was not one that would be archived and displayed for generations to see, because it was a crown of thorns, that was ornate with thorns, not gems and jewels. The crown of thorns was one that Jesus willingly wore for you and me. And because Jesus accepted in humility a painful crown in our stead, God crowned Him with glory and honor (Hebrews 2:9).
The King of kings, Jesus Christ, was made to wear a crown of dishonor by men, but God has now made Him wear a crown of glory and honor; a Crown that you would not find archived and displayed in the tower of any earthly king.
Matthew 27:28-30 (KJV)
28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
Hebrews 2:9-10 (KJV)
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.