Mortals’ greatest fear is the fear of death. The story Lazarus Lives gives assurance that Jesus has all power over death. This is miraculously shown when the Master calls and Lazarus comes forth after lying dead in the tomb for four days.
When Jesus comes to Bethany to meet Lazarus’ sisters, Mary and Martha, He doesn’t perform this intense, personal miracle immediately. First He mourns with them and His friends witness the deep love He has for His friends. Mary and Martha’s tears of sorrow are changed instantly to joy when their brother Lazarus’ life is restored and they received Jesus’ promise of eternal life.