The thistle and the lily share a very common scene…
to understand this writing one must know what they mean,
Royals have taken the lily and call it ‘the fleur de lis’,
man’s history… to incorporate meaning to their reality,
and this brings us to the thistle… that which causes pain,
ever known to mankind and comes to all in sun or rain,
this the rub of wonders when a King is given a crown…
one to suffer from placement of His crown mocked brown,
when man forced a crown of thorns on Jesus’s head
it was meant in mockery, to suffer, before He was dead,
and forever will the thistle from Jerusalem, a nasty weed,
be looked on with such dismay and disgust, an irony indeed,
for the King of heaven, Immanuel, the God-man wept…
to see Jerusalem on ‘good Friday’, His spirit leapt
within Him… knowing the Father’s will, to follow through…
He would be raised upon a cross, to die for me and YOU.
The Jerusalem Thistle [also called Holy Thistle] is what the crown of thorns was possibly fabricated from, and there is a list of these ‘Thorns and Thistles in the Bible’ found at this link… along with Biblical references and listings to scripture. There are many varied meanings to them all, as well as varieties of them, but it will be ‘the crown of thorns‘ remembered as the mockery of man to the claims of Jesus being God Himself. Little wonder Jesus suffered so… being the propitiation for all of man’s sins and exposes the nature and reason for His death. Jesus died to save us from ourselves [with all our collective thoughts being wrong about all things divine] and what the inner man can do to others if left on their own to do them. Man has yet to learn there is often a greater distance between ‘expectation and reality’ than was first assumed or thought to be- especially when it comes to what man thinks he knows about God and what God would have us know about Himself.
As with all great mysteries, there are many more questions [to those unsettled about the claims (and activities which clear this writer’s mind) made by Jesus] which might come to mind. The shroud of Turin is one of the many sources to this puzzling parallel. Here is proof of one type of thistle pollen found on the cloth itself, found by botany professor Avinoam Danin, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Unfortunately for those that doubt, there are negative images found on the cloth… even 3d images that cannot be more impressionable than when they are throughly looked into or seen from an evidentiary level. The sight of where the thorns could have been placed is alarming for those that believe the story [one I don’t believe to be fictions at all] of the death of Jesus Himself.
The historic use of the lily, this mentioned as ‘the fleur de lis‘ was used by the Royals to elevate the meaning to the flower itself- throughout history. Here is a link to more images here. Even though the ‘Lily’ has come to represent death more than life… it bears forth the worthiest question mankind can ask himself. The question… who is Jesus to YOU?
17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day;
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!