Jesus came to show us the way to eternal life. We were made for eternity not just for this life. He said, “I am the way the truth and the life.” Either He was deluded or…He is what He said He is. I have found meaning and purpose in following Him. He said those who follow Him will live an abundant life (see John 10:10).
Joy more than simple happiness. Happiness is an end that all human beings seek. We seek it because we perceive it is an end worthy of being pursued. Therein lies the difference between happiness and joy. While we may pursue happiness, joy is a pure gift, it can not be pursued. It is a pure gift from God alone.