- This life is training for eternal exaltation
- Trusting in God’s will is central to our mortality.
As he watched his own family struggle, he noted that we as members of the church say a lot of nice things but seldom do they provide comfort to those in need. He said:
- If you come upon a person who is drowning, would you ask if they need help—or would it be better to just jump in and save them from the deepening waters? The offer, while well meaning and often given, “Let me know if I can help” is really no help at all.
He challenges us to be more engaged in helping others rather than asking what we can do to help.
Elder Rasband gives us of this wonderful thought to ponder:
- Though we will face trials, adversities, disabilities, heartaches, and all manner of afflictions, our caring, loving Savior will always be there for us.
I know what it means to ask people if there is anything we can to do help them. Elder Rasband reminds me that it might be more important to just do something to assist rather than ask them what they need. I can do this in my calling and with people that I see struggling. I think a good disciple of Jesus Christ would jump in and assist in making someone's life easier rather than waiting to be asked to do something. A lot of this view is based on our personal attitudes and I can have a better attitude about helping those in need around me.