Though Jesus does not intervene at every death and call the dead back to life, He has intervened for all of us in a much greater way. Jesus had compassion on us in our hopeless and helpless situation and tells us to stop crying because He is our solution.
Aren't we a lot like the nine lepers? God created us and gave us life, and we take it all for granted and fail to honor and praise Him! We are infected with sin and are unclean and separated from God and His kingdom, doomed to hell, and He sent His only-begotten Son to atone for our transgressions and to cleanse us from our sins, and we ignore Him.
We confess our sins and look to God with faith in Jesus Christ and His cross for pardon and forgiveness, but how do we now cleanse our way? How do we, as a fruit of our faith in God’s mercy and forgiveness toward us for Jesus’ sake, now live for our God and Savior and walk in a way which is pleasing to Him?
And so, the Law is indeed our school teacher, showing us our shortcomings, sins and wickedness in God’s eyes and preparing us to hear and take hold of the Gospel promises of forgiveness and life eternal through faith in Christ Jesus and His perfect righteousness under the Law and His innocent sufferings and death on the cross for the remission of all our sins.
The Word of God calls upon all who call themselves “Christian” to examine and test themselves to see if they are truly in the faith. And this is indeed important, for many deceive themselves and think that they are Christians and all is well with their souls when, in fact, they are living in sin and unbelief and on the road to eternal damnation!