I wonder what I would have done
Had I been there in that crowd,
Would I have spoken up for Him
In a voice clear and loud?

Would I have walked beside Him
Down that dirty, rock-strewn road?
Would I have tried to steady Him
As He stumbled with His load?

Would I have let Him lean against me?
Would I have gladly borne his weight?
Could I have helped in anyway
To have eased His great heartache?

Could I have said the proper words
To comfort His aloneness
To show I shared His sorrow
To attend to His forlornness?

I wonder if I'd been there
Would I have stroked His tear-stained cheek
And kissed His bloodied hands
And washed his bloodstained feet?

Would I have rubbed His aching shoulders
Put soothing lotion on His back
Tended to His open wounds
And supplied the water that He lacked?

I know I was not good enough
To volunteer to take His place
But could I have helped Him bear that cross
And kept the sweat from His dear face?

Would I have put my arms around His mother
And hugged her to my breast?
Could I have shielded her from viewing
Her precious Son's tormented death?

Could I have helped prepare His body
And have bathed Him with perfume?
I wonder if I'd been there
Would I have waited by His tomb?

No doubt that Easter Morning
I would have shouted, "HE IS RISEN!"
And I know I would have thanked my God
For that most joyous of occasions.

I'm so sorry that He suffered
And I am sad it was that way,
But I know it was God's plan for man
And because of it, we're saved.

The only thing I could have done
I suppose, had I been there
Would have been to state my love for Him,
And tell Him that I cared.

Virginia (Ginny) Ellis ~ 2000

~ Revised 2004 ~
 




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