“Where Have They Been?”

Brant Gardner

The Lord reiterates that their temporal deliverance will take time, and here indicates that it will appear quite natural. While the Lord predicts it, it is yet a thing that will appear quite normal when it occurs. Thus it is with many of the miracles we experience. When the Lord's hand acts, it is often indistinguishable from other events. It is this very camouflage of purpose that makes it so difficult to see and appreciate the constancy of the Lord, and the reason why his children so often complain that He is not with them. We expect the blatantly miraculous, and we get the subtle.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon