God: had a plan…
John 12:32 (KJV) “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”
Jesus did not stutter in explaining the conditions for allowing the blueprint to be released to accomplish the process; somehow we miss it when He expresses a desire.
He has been lifted up and as of now the work is being accomplished by His grace.
We can praise God. Yes we can.