But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son . . . Galatians 4:4
Do you like to read mysteries? A mystery is a secret that you figure out by using clues.
After God made the first man and woman, He promised to send a Savior to Earth. This special person would take the punishment for the wrong things they had done. The Savior also would be punished for your sins. No one knew who it would be. It was a mystery. But God gave clues to the prophets, His messengers. We find them written in the Old Testament of the Bible.
Here are just a few of many clues the prophets wrote. God's promised Savior would be born in the city of Bethlehem. He would be born in a stable-like a barn. He would be in the family of King David. He would be rejected by the people and killed! The prophets told how He would die and why. They even said He would come back to life! Who is the Promised Savior? You are right, the Lord Jesus Christ!
Some of these clues were written 700 years before Jesus ever came! There was no way the prophets could have known these things before they happened unless God had told them.
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