Jesus Appears to the Nephite People

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When Jesus died, there were earthquakes, fires, and storms. The Nephite people were very afraid. Some of the righteous people gathered at the temple.

After the earthquakes were over, a voice came down from heaven. It was the voice of Heavenly Father. He said, “Behold my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

The people looked up and saw a Man coming down from heaven. It was Jesus.

Jesus let people come close to Him. He asked them to touch the nail prints in His hands and feet from when He had been crucified. How the people loved Him!

Everyone knew that Jesus Christ had truly come to them, just as the scriptures and prophets had said. They cried out, “Hosanna!” They knelt down to worship Him.

We love Jesus. And we can feel close to Him when we think about how much He loves us too.

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Jesus Appears to the Nephites

They cast their eyes up again towards heaven; and behold, they saw a Man descending out of heaven; and he was clothed in a white robe; and he came down and stood in the midst of them. … And it came to pass that he stretched forth his hand and spake unto the people, saying: Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world (3 Nephi 11:8–10).