Jesus was still outside Bethany, but He could hear the wailing & mourning of Mary and her friends as they approached Him…and it affected Him greatly. Why? Because Jesus was fully man & fully God…possessing every emotion & feeling mankind has ever experienced. He saw & heard the guttural cries of the bereaved & could not help but be moved with sympathy & compassion for them all. He did not dismiss their pain but rather embraced it to Himself in empathy. For it tells us in Isaiah 53:3, “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering.” Jesus knows all too well about pain, grief, illness, and affliction…for He lived it. But one thing Jesus was not – was upset at those grieving…No, when it says that He was deeply moved in Spirit and troubled, all His pent up anger & outrage was directed at Death itself…the primary cause of His friend’s suffering.