Have you have ever noticed how perfect a rose bud is? Each petal is the right shape and size and colour and is positioned is just the right place. Anyone who has been given roses that are just in bud will quickly realise that as the rose blooms the flower loses some of it perfection. With time and the wind and the rain the rose petals will lose their colour and their perfection and eventually die, but the memory of the perfect rose bud will remain.
When a child is born, it is perfect. Everything is just as it should be. However with the storms of life our perfect form, changes. Our hair contains streaks of grey and our hands and our faces the lines of time and the storms of life we have weathered.
We may look at ourselves and think, how can I be perfect?
The Saviour Jesus Christ tells his disciples before His crucifixion "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." (Matt 5:48) Implying that only His Father was perfect whilst He was in His earthly form, although He was the most perfect man ever to have lived, it is only through death that he became perfect.
When Jesus Christ appeared unto the Nephites after His resurection He told them something slightly different; "Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect."(3 Nephi 12:48). It was only after Christ was resurrected that He proclaimed to be perfect, even has His Father was perfect.
Jesus Christ is my Saviour, my Redeemer and He wants the same for me. He wants me to be return to live with my Heavenly Father and become perfect in Him and His Atonement. To be one with the Father and with Him the Son. No more to die but to live eternally.