Take the crown of thorns from his head. Remove the nails from His hands and feet. Erase the welts, gashes and deep, deep bruises. Subtract several days and hear the jubilant crowd shouting, “Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” Greet the King who comes to be beaten down. Welcome this God of flesh and blood. He is beaten down for you. He gives His flesh and blood to you.