Jesus Christ omitted nothing to save Lazarus: he underwent the fatigue of a journey, he wept, he prayed, he groaned, he cried with a loud voice, and commanded the dead to come forth.
Lazarus, come forth.—He addresses him as we should address a friend whom we wished to arouse from sleep, by his name, the most familiar of all sounds, and marking his personality.
But Jesus' raising of Lazarus after 4 days was far more miraculous. It wasn’t a near death experience or being declared dead for an hour.
Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life—“The whole power to restore, impart, and maintain life, resides in Me.” (See on Jn 1:4; Jn 5:21).What higher claim to supreme divinity than this grand saying can be conceived? The believer’s death shall be swallowed up in life, and his life shall never sink into death. As death comes by sin, it is His to dissolve it; and as life flows through His righteousness, it is His to communicate and eternally maintain it (Ro 5:21).