I’ve never ridden on the back of a donkey with my friends and fans around me, singing my praises, shouting accolades, but I have shared some glorious times with family and friends, so for that I say ‘thank you’.
I’ve never had anyone wash my feet, but I have had people help me during illnesses, minister to me after surgery, so for that I am humbled.
I’ve never prayed through the night with such intensity that I sweat blood, but I have prayed for many hours with sobs and tears, so for that, I’ve felt all alone.
My life has never been sold for a few silver pieces, but I have been betrayed by a friend, so for that I’ve felt devastated.
I’ve never been beaten, spit at, crowned with thorns, but I have been hurt, physically and emotionally, and for that I bleed.
I’ve never been crucified, but I have sinned, and for that I’ve felt distanced from my God.
But……I do know Someone whose life was sold for silver and who was tortured and crucified, and because of that…..I know LOVE.