In this life, each of us has a role to fulfill. We were sent here on Earth to gain a physical body, be tested, and eventually return to live with our Heavenly Father, with our families, through reliance upon the Savior Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice. Our individual roles all play a part in God’s eternal plan, the Plan of Salvation.
These roles in our lives are a lot like characters’ roles in a story. Let’s take one of my favorite movies as an example, Lady in the Water. This movie is about a handyman at an apartment complex, Cleveland, who finds a water nymph, Story, in the courtyard pool. Story came from the “blue world” to deliver a message to a writer in the apartments. After she completes her mission, she needs to return home, back to the blue world. In order for this to happen, there need to be certain people present, each with a specific role. Cleveland does his best to find the people to fulfill the roles, all of which live within the apartment building.
Coming here to Earth, we each have duties to perform. There are tasks that only you can do, and people that only you can affect. Thankfully, God did not send us here blind. Through His love, he has given us prophets and apostles and His word through the scriptures. In this way, we can learn who we are and what our role is in life.
In the end of the movie, the roles are fulfilled and Story is able to return home. When we fulfill our roles, we are helping each other to return home to God.
We are here for a reason! To learn more about where you came from, why you’re here, and where you’re going, click on the link in the first paragraph.