I must admit that this is my favorite subject, i.e. making fun of those who think they make decisions with God.
I always thought this would make a great motion picture- the life of Lazarus before (JOHN 11)and after his being resurrected by Jesus who states emphatically he is doing this miracle so others may believe.
You know my theory that for the most part Jesus did not like miracles-they basically drained him and proved his divinity as he preferred to live a simple faithful life that He was the Son of God.
So picture the scene as Lazarus is raised and goes after Jesus...."What are you doing...I was in glory and you brought me back. "Send me back Jesus, send me back"!
Do you think Jesus asked Lazarus his preference or he did what would glorify God ?
Do you think he asks our permission whether we are to undergo a trial or a miracle?
TO GOD BE THE GLORY