This is a very powerful picture. But how dreadful it is! How awful that the King of Love, the Prince of Peace is being treated like a common criminal.
How do we treat Jesus today? Do we use his name lightly in speech? Do we blaspheme? Let us hope that we show a little more respect for him than those soldiers did. And let us be sure that we never betray him like Judas did.
Stand up! - stand up for Jesus,
ye soldiers of the cross!