“I Know That He Loveth His Children”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
One of the fascinating discoveries of those who come to know him who is eternal is that God’s infinity as Almighty does not preclude either his immediacy or his intimacy as a loving Father of spirits. Nephi was no doubt familiar with the ministry and writings of Enoch. Enoch learned firsthand that God was not only a being of passion but also a tender Lord with compassion, one who weeps over the waywardness of his children, the workmanship of his own hands. Enoch further observed and bore witness that Elohim’s omnipotence and greatness do not establish a personal chasm between him and his children: he who is omniscient and, by the power of the Light of Christ is omnipresent is equally “omniloving.” “And were it possible,” Enoch proclaimed in wondrous adoration, “that man could number the particles of the earth, yea, millions of earths like this, it would not be a beginning to the number of thy creations; and thy curtains are stretched out still; and yet thou art there, and thy bosom is there; and also thou art just; thou art merciful and kind forever” (Moses 7:28-32; italics added).

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1