The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. (Victor Hugo, 19th century French novelist)

The young couple spooning under the moon by the lagoon in June might be a good picture of happiness. After all, they’ve found their “true love.” What is more lasting, of course, is that affection and caring that can last a lifetime in marriage. Unmarried individuals are happiest, too, when they know someone cares for them. Knowing God is to know love and happiness.

No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:39)