John 11.21¬†Martha said to Jesus, ‚ÄúLord,¬†if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
John 11.32¬†Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, ‚ÄúLord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.‚Äù
John 11.37¬†But some of them said, ‚ÄúCould not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?‚Äù
It is amazing to me how sovereign Jesus is. I mean sovereign as in unaffected by outside forces. At the same time, he is weeping and sobbing over Lazarus. Three times here His identity and ability is insulted, but he never rebukes, speaks defensively, gets his feelings hurt, nothing.
Usually when I try to toughen up and not be affected by others, I just get mean. That makes me appreciate Jesus all the more. He rests in His Father‚Äôs power and love, and knows who He is and what He can do. He is so obeying the Father that He doesn‚Äôt even stick up for Himself or try to justify Himself before them.