Why is it so important to remember why we came to this earth? In the previous post we talked about remembering our divine heritage. Just as important as that is, this is equally so. If there was one thing Satan wanted you to never remember is why you are here.
Consider for a moment that life did not begin with your birth, nor will it end with your death. That is a powerful and enticing concept. It is also truth in its purest form. You are part of a great and noble heritage, my friend.
When Heavenly Father presented His plan of happiness, also known as the plan of salvation, to His children . . . to us, we rejoiced at the opportunity to progress. We were overjoyed at the thought we would now gain physical bodies and be able to continue on in the path that our Heavenly Father had shown us.
We knew, even then, that eternal law demanded justice and it was then that Jesus Christ stepped forward and offered to be our Savior and Redeemer. Our elder Brother, the most perfect of us all, loved us and our Father in Heaven enough to step forward although He knew the consequence. Through His great and everlasting sacrifice we now have the opportunity for eternal life. When He broke the bands of death He guaranteed resurrection, thereby immortality, for each and every one of us. When He suffered and survived the Atonement He assured our opportunity to pursue eternal life.
That’s why we’re here, to continue the journey we began so long ago. Do not let Satan distract you from the path, for at the end of that path waits our Savior and our Heavenly Father.
In the Book of Moses in the Pearl of Great Price we read:
For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. (Moses 1:39)
And therein lies our purpose as well, to achieve immortality, which is assured, and to gain eternal life which relies entirely on our efforts and willingness to accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and Redeemer and to adhere to the teaching and principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.