We can be happy because Jesus came to save us from our sins. This happiness that we have in Jesus is for all people. God loves all the people in the world so much that He planned good things for us even before He made the world.
But the devil has other plans for us. He wants to destroy us. The devil thought he succeeded when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and had to leave the garden. But God promised to send a Savior for them — and for us, too. And God promised to destroy the devil.
Abram (later called Abraham) was a man who loved and obeyed God. One day God made a promise to Abram. We can read what God told Abram in Genesis 12:2. “I will build a great nation from you. I will bless you and make your name famous. People will use your name to bless other people.” God’s promise was a prophecy about Jesus. Many years later Jesus would come to earth and die on the cross. Because of Jesus’ death, every person can have salvation.
The Bible has many prophecies about a Savior that would come into the world. These prophecies were fulfilled when Jesus came to live on earth. He is our Savior and Lord. Thank God for Jesus today!