2024 Quick Thought from Come Follow Me
Gospel Living

It’s all about attitude.

01/23/24 | 1 min read
Nephi’s answer applies to a lot of questions.

An angel visited Nephi to show him a vision of the future, including the birth of the Savior. When the angel asked if Nephi knew what “the condescension of God” meant (1 Nephi 11:16), Nephi replied honestly:

“I know that [God] loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things” (1 Nephi 11:17).

Nephi had the right attitude. Later in his record, he writes that the Savior “doeth not anything save it be for the benefit of the world” (2 Nephi 26:24). Everything that Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father do—Their work and Their glory—is out of love and meant to help us.

Many things will happen in your life that you don’t understand. There have probably been some already. And it’s OK not to “know the meaning of all things” as long as you remember one thing you do know: that God loves his children.

Keep that in mind when life gets challenging and you find yourself asking “Why?” You might paraphrase Nephi and say: “I don’t know what everything means—but I know God loves me.” Hold on to that knowledge while you seek for more answers.

Evidence of His Love

What evidence do you notice in your own life of Heavenly Father’s love? This would be a great question to ask a faithful parent or leader!