Just prior to his death, Mormon passed the plates to his son, Moroni, to write the tragic ending of his people. Alone and in hiding, Moroni saw a future day when his words would come forth. He engraved these prophetic words: “Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing.” – Mormon 8:35
Two thousand years after he wrote those words, Moroni returned to earth as an angel and gave the plates to Joseph Smith who translated the records into what we know today as the Book of Mormon. Joseph said, “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.”
I add my own witness that because the Lord showed Moroni and others our day, they were able and inspired to include the teachings that we need right now. May we show our gratitude to a loving Heavenly Father and draw near to Him by studying from its pages each day.