Here is a quote from a book I am reading now. I am sure the author, Richard Swinburne, is soon to become a favorite thinker of mine. He has some very good points about God, and we all know how much I like good points about God.
From Is There a God?
God being omnipotent is able to produce a world orderly in these respects. And he has good reason to choose to do so: A world containing human persons is a good thing. Persons have experiences, and thoughts, and can make choices, and their choices can make a big difference to themselves, to others, to inanimate word. God being perfectly good is generous. He wants to share.”