Great are your Words, Thy tender mercies, reveal. O Lord, speak to my Lazarus soul, Quicken me from a sealed tomb. According to your promise, Thy judgments raise the dead. Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord: quicken me according to thy judgments. Psalm 119:156
What a great expense Mary went to, to give a gift to Jesus. Not only was it expensive but it was planned.
John skillfully employs the miracle that only he recorded, the raising of Lazarus. He inserts the witnesses of Lazarus into the crowd of the triumphal entry.