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'Who can comprehend marvelous works of God?'

As Moroni finished the record of his father, Mormon, he proclaimed, "I will show unto you a God of miracles." He then expounded on the works of God, including the creation and redemption of mankind. "Behold, are not the things that God hath wrought marvelous in our eyes? Yea, and who can comprehend the marvelous works of God?" (Mormon 9:11-16.)

Throughout time, man has considered miracles to be those events of a mighty, marvelous and obvious nature — the raising of the dead, the birth of a child to a formerly barren woman, the feeding of 5,000 with only a few loaves of bread. Of course, this is true, and miracles of these kinds have brought many to fall to the feet of the Master.

But what of those miracles not so obvious or even denied by unbelievers? Presiding Bishop Merrill J. Bateman, now of the Seventy and president of BYU, spoke of miracles during his April 1995 general conference address. He related the account of a young woman, Kim Young Hee, whom he met during a stake conference in Seoul, Korea. After a 1987 car accident left her paralyzed, she met the missionaries and accepted baptism. During that stake conference, she related: "I know that Heavenly Father does not look on the outward appearance, but on the heart. I also know that the true miracle is the healing within, the change of heart, the loss of pride. Although my physical body may not be healed in mortality, my spirit has felt the healing power of the Holy Ghost. And in the resurrection, a fully restored, perfect physical body will again house my spirit, and I will receive a fulness of joy."

Bishop Bateman recalled that as he listened, "the Spirit bore witness of the great miracles of the Atonement and the Savior's power to mend broken hearts, to heal from within."

He continued: "The Savior's parable of the 10 lepers took on new meaning. Luke describes Jesus meeting 10 lepers. Upon seeing the Savior, they cried: 'Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.' Jesus responded: 'Go shew yourselves unto the priests.' As they went their way, they were cleansed. One returned, fell on his face at the Master's feet, and gave thanks. Jesus said, 'Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?' And then the Lord said to the one who returned, 'Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.' (See Luke 17: 12-19.)

"In becoming a whole person, the grateful leper was healed inside as well as on the outside. That day nine lepers were healed skin deep, but only one had the faith to be made whole. The tenth leper and Sister Hee were changed eternally by their faith in the Savior and the healing power of His atonement."

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