Many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary , to comfort them concerning their brother. John 11:19 Martha and Mary were surrounded by friends and mourners who comforted them when their brother Lazarus died. Then the One they most longed to see – Jesus – came and wept with them. The people responded by saying, “See how He loved him!” In loss of any kind, Jesus always gives His comforting presence, and we have the ability to give deeply of His compassion simply by the gift of our presence. Often the best comfort is just being there.