God is in love with you, and when he thinks of you it brings him joy.
It was his good pleasure to create each of us, and he created us so he could love us and his glory could shine through us. He chose you and I “in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight” (Ephesians 1:4 NIV).
In his love, he determined to adopt us into his family, and, even then, he planned for our redemption through Jesus’ blood, bringing “the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on [us] with all wisdom and understanding” (Ephesians 1:7–8). Thats REAL JOY!