“God’s Will for you is perfect happiness. Why should you choose to go against His Will? The part that He has saved for you to take in working out His plan is given you that you might be restored to what He wills. This part is as essential to His plan as to your happiness. Your joy must be complete to let His plan be understood by those to whom He sends you. They will see their function in your shining face, and hear God calling to them in your happy laugh.”
Many years ago, the church choir I sang in performed a setting of the Jewish Sacred Service. We were joined by the cantor from a temple where our choir director played the organ. I was deeply impressed by him, mostly because of his obvious delight. He did not laugh much, but there was a tone in his voice which expressed his love for God and for people. I have forgotten his name, but I haven’t forgotten the joy he radiated. Singing with him was a heavenly experience. He was truly a messenger of God.