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When the resurrected Savior appeared to the people in the land of Bountiful, He "did go forth with their sick and their afflicted, and their lame, and with their blind, and with their dumb, and with all them that were afflicted in any manner; and he did heal them every one as they were brought forth unto him." (3 Ne. 17:9.)

In Finding Christ Through the Book of Mormon, Susan Easton Black wrote: "This vivid, touching scene grew more tender when the Holy One blessed the little children among the assembly. Though Christ had blessed children in Jerusalem, the New Testament account of this act seems painfully sparse when compared with the moving portrayal in the Book of Mormon."The Master invited the people to bring their children to Him. (3 Ne. 17:11.) Then, kneeling with the multitude, He humbly prayed to His Father. (3 Ne. 17:15.) After His prayer, the Savior blessed each child one by one, weeping as He did so. (3 Ne. 17:21.) A celestial fire surrounded the little ones, the heavens opened, and the angels descended to minister unto the blessed children. (3 Ne. 17:24.)"

In Studies in Scripture, Vol. 8 - Alma 30 to Moroni, Kent P. Jackson wrote: As the Savior taught and ministered to the young children of the assembled believers, He so filled them with the Spirit that they said 'great and marvelous things' to their parents, even greater than Christ Himself had revealed to them! So great were the 'marvelous things; the children taught their parents that it was forbidden that anyone should write them. (3 Ne. 26:14, 16.)"