Conversations with Martha and Mary (sisters of Lazarus). When Jesus arrived, Lazarus had been in tomb for four days. Martha rushed out to say, “Lord if you had been here, he would not have died. But even now God will do what you ask.” Jesus declared, “I am the resurrection and the life.” Martha knew the traditional thinking, added, “You are the Christ.” She called Mary who said, “Lord, if you had been here, he would not have died.” Then Mary wept. Jesus asked to be taken to the tomb, and then Jesus wept.