One day in high school, I wanted to write a song, but I had no idea what to write about. As we were walking across the street, a friend that was with me jokingly said, "Write a song about crosswalks." Ever since that experience, I've never looked at crosswalks the same. Sure they're pathways that take us safely across the street, but they can be looked at as so much more than that.
At first glance, a crosswalk seems constricting or limiting, but if we really think about it, they're there to keep us safe and to make sure we make it to the other side. Commandments are extremely similar. At first glance, they seem like they take away our freedom, but in all actuality, they give us more freedom and keep us safe. Without crosswalks, we might not make it to the other side. Just like without commandments, we might not make it to the Heaven.
Obeying the commandments that have been set before us is a huge part of life. John 14:15 reads, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." Obedience to God and his commandments is the best way we can show that we love and appreciate all that he's done for us. As we do our best to obey them, he will help us safely make our return back to him. It won't always be easy to do, but it will definitely be worth it.