You have just won the spelling bee and now you are smiling as everyone begins to clap and cheer for you. It is the greatest feeling in the world to have a whole room full of people celebrating what you did. You feel proud. You feel happy. You know that what you did is special and now you have people who are rejoicing over what you have done.
The Bible tells us that God rejoices over us with singing. The Bible says that He loves us and He is with us and He celebrates us. Even on those days when you don’t win the spelling bee and no one is clapping for you, on those days when you mess up and you don’t do the things that you want to do, God is celebrating you even then. God made you and He loves you and He wants to celebrate all that you are. You are God’s child, created in His image, and He rejoices over you.
“The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
How does it make you feel to know that you make God happy?