“Twisted crown of thorns upon Your head.”
When we got together to begin the process of writing “Knowing Jesus” – a chronological worship project focusing on the life of Christ – the above lines were the first ones penned. I had put a group of 4 in our living room to work on the crucifixion song, and 4 of them were in the playroom working on the resurrection song. The task was to study all 4 gospel accounts on the event for a good while before writing anything down.
The groups studied the Word for a long while. After I went back and forth between each room, I eventually allowed them to start writing the song. It was so incredible to watch Woody, Evan, Peggy, and Michael work. The line that served as a catalyst for this group was John 19:2 as it described a twisted crown of thorns placed upon the head of Jesus. If you are familiar with the artwork, you also see how this line played a big part in the big picture.
This one took a long while for it to be finished (kinda ironic).