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== Questions ==
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== Lexical notes ==
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== Exegesis ==
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D&C 88 begins with a discussion of how Christ became "in and through all things" including the sun, moon, and stars because of his ascending above and descending below all things during the atonement.  Here in verse 47, we are told that when we see the movement of the sun, moon or stars, we see God. We might ask about the promise to see God, is this all it means?--that we can see the sun, moon or stars?  For most people, seeing the sun, moon, or stars is not the same as seeing God, just as verse 48 reminds us that when Jesus came to the earth, many people did not comprehend him--they just saw a carpenter from Nazareth, because they did not understand what they saw. Likewise, if we just see the sun, moon, or stars, we might miss seeing God if we don't understand how He is connected to them through the creation and the atonement.  D&C 88 seems to challenge us to look beyond the mere physics of heavenly objects to seek out God.  Especially in light of vv. 11-12, one might also see in this a merciful invitation ''to begin'' to see God (i.e., through phenomenon derived from his grace but not requiring translation/calling and election made sure, etc. that we might normally associate with the privelege of viewing God).  See [[D&C 18:36]] for a similarly "right in front of your face" way to hear His voice.
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