How often do we say something similar? Had He been here, had He done this, if only He had not delayed, had He made His will known sooner this would not have happened. All that we truly understand is our own pain and or predicament without giving consideration to His omnipresence and sovereignty and glory. Difficult but proper to consider.
Knowing cause and reason and outcome does not eliminate emotion. No doubt moved by His own personal love for this friend, moved by those weeping all around, touched by the sorrow of all mankind, even the universal ageless sense of human dimension, this the shortest verse in the Bible is soaked through with Divine love and devotion.
This seems to be the sense amongst the crowd that something could have been done. Some in a accusing sense, some in a disappointed sense. The focus is on what could have been done and not on what will be done. Imagine what the 12 must have been observing knowing what Jesus had days earlier predicted would happen next.
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