One doesn’t have to be religious to consider how powerful the message of a loving Heavenly Father is to those who subscribe to the belief. Recently in our family scripture study we discussed the question,
If you were asked to to describe what Jesus Christ was sent to earth to do, what would you say?
It was a pretty powerful question as we then heard several thoughtful responses from each of our children. I did my best to summarize and consolidate their responses. Here’s what I came up with.
He’s here to help us be the person our Heavenly Father sees.
This is why John 3:16 says
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
And Moses 1:39 says
For behold, this is my work and my glory–to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.
The work and the purpose of the Savior is to help us be the person our Heavenly Father sees.