If we are going to fully trust God, it’s vital that we believe in a happy God who cares deeply for our welfare and is active in creation and redemption.
In his sermon “A Free Salvation,” Charles Spurgeon said,
Let a man truly know the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and he will be a happy man! And the deeper he drinks into the spirit of Christ, the more happy will he become! That religion which teaches misery to be a duty is false upon the very face of it, for God, when He made the world, studied the happiness of His creatures. You cannot help thinking, as you see everything around you, that God has diligently, with the most strict attention, sought ways of pleasing man. He has not just given us our absolute necessities, He has given us more—not simply the useful, but even the ornamental! The flowers . . . the stars . . . the hill and the valley—all these things were intended not merely because we needed them, but because God would show us how He loved us and how anxious He was that we should be happy!
Now, it is not likely that the God who made a happy world would send a miserable salvation! He who is a happy Creator will be a happy Redeemer!
God spun the galaxies into being and spoke life into His creation. What joy we feel when we see His handiwork and realize that He made it not just to keep it to Himself but to share it with us. I can imagine Him laughing out loud as He formed some of this world’s crazy-looking creatures. (Some of them, in the deepest part of the oceans and perhaps in other worlds, haven’t even been discovered yet!)
God has kindly entrusted to us a glorious variety of gifts. And in the ages to come He won’t cease to be a Creator of what’s new and wonderful!