In John 12, Jesus stops to have a meal with his dear friends before entering Jerusalem. He knows that his road is leading him to the cross where he will freely lay his life down. But this passage is also full of reminders that he raises the dead to life. He is the Lord over life and death.

"When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus." John 12:9-11