There is one aspect that never really hit me, until this year.
Thursday evening, our church had a communion and foot washing service. This is the first year that we took our daughters (5 and 7). The service doesn't start until 7pm and usual runs past their bedtime, but this year we felt they were old enough to sit through it (they were angels).
When we got home and put them to bed, we discussed with them the importance of the passover meal and coming days. Our oldest asked a question that I hadn't given much consideration to in quite a while. . . was Jesus scared? I thought about it and told her that I think he was, because when he prayed to God, he asked that the cup be removed from him. But I went on to explain to them that he loved us so much that he knew it had to be done. . . "Not my will, but Thine be done".
He knew the pain and anguish that was coming. He knew that everyone would turn their back on him. . . including his Father. But he did it anyway!!
How many of us could say that we'd do the same?