God Delights in our Joy

“And since he [God] has created many things which seem purely designed for the delight of man, I believe he is not offended when he sees his children solace themselves in any manner of pleasant exercises and innocent delights; and I think no pleasure innocent that is to man hurtful.

“I love him therefore for his goodness, and I adore him for his wisdom.”

—Benjamin Franklin, Smyth 2:94. (1728.)