Behold, he created Adam, and by Adam came the fall of man. And because of the fall of man came Jesus Christ, even the Father and the Son; and because of Jesus Christ came the redemption of man.

And because of the redemption of man, which came by Jesus Christ, they are brought back into the presence of the Lord; yea, this is wherein all men are redeemed, because the death of Christ bringeth to pass the resurrection, which bringeth to pass a redemption from an endless sleep, from which sleep all men shall be awakened by the power of God when the trump shall sound; and they shall come forth, both small and great, and all shall stand before his bar, being redeemed and loosed from this eternal band of death, which death is a temporal death. -- Morm. 9:12-13.As I sat in the hospital's ICU unit with my 21-year-old daughter, I kept reviewing in my mind the many stories that well-meaning people had shared with me. Some stories had ended with death and heartache while others ended with a miracle where health and life had been restored. I was aware that my daughter's only hope was a miracle.

Why does one person receive a miracle and not another? Does it have anything to do with how we've lived our lives here on earth or before we came here? Do those who receive miracles have more faith? Is there anything I can do at this time to receive a miracle?

These questions and others just kept coming with no answers and a lot of confusion. I needed understanding to help me get through a difficult situation.

That night as I opened my Book of Mormon to continue reading, I found I was on Mormon 9, a chapter about miracles. As I finished reading the chapter the impression came very clearly that the most important miracle any one of us could receive is the gift of life that comes through the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the redemption of all mankind. No other miracle compares to this. And everyone, including my daughter who lay so ill, would receive this miracle.

The answers to many other questions about miracles no longer seemed so important. I knew Heavenly Father was aware of us at this time and I could accept what He had in store for us. -- JoAnn Wiseman, Layton, Utah.