"And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto them saying: Arise and come forth unto me, that ye may thrust your hands into my side, and also that ye may feel the prints of the nails in my hands and in my feet, that ye may know that I am the God of Israel, and the God of the whole earth, and have been slain for the sins of the world.
And it came to pass that the multitude went forth, and thrust their hands into his side, and did feel the prints of the nails in his hands and in his feet; and this they did do, going forth one by one until they had all gone forth, and did see with their eyes and did feel with their hands, and did know of a surety and did bear record, that it was he, of whom it was written by the prophets, that should come.
And when they had all gone forth and had witnessed for themselves, they did cry out with one accord, saying: Hosanna! Blessed be the name of the Most High God! And they did fall down at the feet of Jesus, and did worship him" (3 Nephi 11:13-17 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/11.13-17 )
Jesus Christ did appear to the peoples of the Americas, just shortly after his resurrection. He stands today at the head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the author and the finisher of our Faith, the one chosen from before the foundations of the world to be our Savior and Redeemer. And he is the Savior of the entire world.
As the "stone cut without hands" rolls forth across the world, millions of God's children are coming to know the truth of his gospel. Yet, he is still personal enough to touch our hearts individually. He loves each person and is involved in the details of our lives, as President Monson has said.
May we ever remember that.
This comes from the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Read the Promise of the Book of Mormon online now at http://bit.ly/10t8QYm or request a free copy at http://bit.ly/11WKJ1G
Picture is "The Risen Lord" By Arnold Friberg