I know the verses about God delighting in us but since God doesn’t need us or anything/anyone, somehow it seems different that we could make God happy. Almost as if in order for someone to derive happiness from someone, they need them. And since God doesn’t need us, can we make Him happy?
But I found Isaiah 65:18-19 “But be happy and rejoice forevermore over what I am about to create! For look, I am ready to create Jerusalem to be a source of joy, and her people to be a source of happiness. Jerusalem will bring me joy, and my people will bring me happiness. The sound of weeping or cries of sorrow will never be heard in her again.” (NET Bible).
Come to think of it, I don’t need my grandson, Raffi, but he sure makes me happy. Allow a little grandma rejoicing here: we were visiting Raffi and his mom and dad last week, and we spent most of the time laughing. He is so cute and doing such darling things. He brings us such joy and happiness but he doesn’t meet any of our needs (exactly).
So maybe that’s how it is with God. He doesn’t need us but He delights in us and we bring Him happiness. What a fun thought! I bet heaven is going to be fun! We’ll experience personally God’s delight in us.