A happy religion is an attractive one. The bulk of the people around us are unsatisfied and unhappy, if not positively miserable. Nothing impresses them like the appearance of a glad and happy spirit in others. When they see it, they are apt to ask for the secret of the gladness and wonder whether they could find the same joy themselves.
All genuine salvation results in happiness and joy in the Lord. This is the experience of all truly converted souls. The first feeling of the newborn child of God is to sing or shout the praises of his Savior. Who is there that has not, at such times, felt heart and soul in harmony with the poet Watts when he writes:
I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath,
And when my voice is lost in death
Praise shall employ my nobler powers.
My days of praise shall…
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