Chesterton on the subject of joy

The Church of the Open Door is in the middle of a series on the Fruit of the Spirit and yesterday Pastor David Johnson preached on the subject of joy. He . There was one quote during the sermon that really hit me. It was from G.K. Chesterton in his book Orthodoxy. Chesterton said:

"For we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we are."

The quote contains this wonderful description of the joy of children and how they can perform the same act again and again, each time experiencing massive quantities of joy (if you are a parent of have spent anytime entertaining someone's kids you surly know what I mean).

Chesterton goes on to describe God as being in the business of joyfully creating each individual flower and tree. Again and again God tells the sun to rise and the star to fill the night sky, not because he has to or because everything is set in some kind of eternal, monotonous cycle of predictable recurrence, but simply because he delights in the act.