When Lazarus, Mary’s and Martha’s brother died and he was buried, Jesus was not there at that moment in time. When Jesus came to the town he rose Lazarus from the dead! (John 11:21-40).
“Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died” (John 11:21).
“Jesus saith unto her, ‘[THY BROTHER SHALL RISE AGAIN].’
Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
Jesus said unto her, [I AM THE RESURRECTION, AND THE LIFE: HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD, YET SHALL HE LIVE:AND WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE. BELIEVEST THOU THIS?
She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world” (John 11:23-27).
“Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, ‘Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.’
When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!” (John 11:32-36).
And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?
Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.
Jesus saith unto her, ‘[SAID I NOT UNTO THEE, THAT, IF THOU WOULDEST BELIEVE, THOU SHOULDEST SEE THE GLORY OF GOD]?’” (John 11:37-40).
“Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, [LAZARUS, COME FORTH].
[AND HE THAT WAS DEAD CAME FORTH], bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. [JESUS SAITH UNTO THEM, LOOSE HIM, AND LET HIM GO]” (John 11:41-44).
In GLORY of the FATHER, the SON and the HOLY SPIRIT. Amen.