I’ve started reading the Book of Mormon again and as we know it is another testament of Jesus Christ, a companion to the Bible. I hadn’t noticed before that it begins with a vision of Jesus Christ shown to the prophet Lehi. Here are verses 8, 9, and 10 of 1 Nephi chapter 1:

8 And being thus overcome with the Spirit, he was carried away in a vision, even that he saw the heavens open, and he thought he saw God sitting upon his throne, surrounded with numberless concourses of angels in the attitude of singing and praising their God.

9 And it came to pass that he saw One descending out of the midst of heaven, and he beheld that his luster was above that of the sun at noon-day.

10 And he also saw twelve others following him, and their brightness did exceed that of the stars in the firmament.

Here Lehi sees God in heaven, Jesus descending to earth and the 12 Apostles 600 years before Christ would come to earth. It is so fitting that this book, whose purpose is to testify of Christ, begins with a vision of the Savior. I’m so grateful to have the Book of Mormon and Bible to help me learn about and come unit Christ. 

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