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Source:Charles Lowell Walker:Diary of Charles Lowell Walker:God touched his eyes with his finger
Charles Lowell Walker: God touched Joseph's eyes with his finger
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Charles Lowell Walker (1893): "As soon as the Lord had touched his eyes with his finger he immediately saw the Savior"
God touched his eyes with his finger and said “[Joseph] this is my beloved Son hear him.” As soon as the Lord had touched his eyes with his finger he immediately saw the Savior. After meeting, a few of us questioned him about the matter and he told us at the bottom of the meeting house steps that he was in the House of Father Smith in Kirtland when Joseph made this declaration, and that Joseph while speaking of it put his finger to his right eye, suiting the action with the words so as to illustrate and at the same time impress the [occurrence] on the minds of those unto whom He was speaking.
- Charles Lowell Walker, Diary of Charles Lowell Walker (Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 1980), 2:755–56 [recorded 2 February 1893]