The Lord is harder than the thunderbolt for the wrongdoer and softer than the rose for the faithful.
Srimad Bhagavatam 3.3.13,
He is the father of everyone but when His devotee takes it for granted that the Lord is to be protected by the devotee’s care, it is a transcendental joy for the Lord.
Srimad Bhagavatam 3.2.26,
The Spider, who spins his web from his mouth and then withdraws it, similarly the Supreme Personality of Godhead creats out of Himself the whole universe and then winds it up into Himself.
He is the splendor of the splendid.