rick warrens daily hope new banner may 2022

Christmas Shows God's Extravagant Love 
By Rick Warren

“Each day the LORD pours his unfailing love upon me.” Psalm 42:8 (NLT)

Even though I know conserving water is important, it doesn’t make me dislike water-saving showerheads any less. They're so stingy! You cannot call the meager amount of water they disperse a shower. It’s more like a dribble.

Unlike my water-saving showerhead, God is not stingy with his love. He doesn't dribble it out. He showers it extravagantly on all people!

The Bible says it like this: “Each day the LORD pours his unfailing love upon me” (Psalm 42:8 NLT).

God has never created anybody he doesn't love.

He pays attention to every detail of your life. Love is attention. When you pay attention to what's important to somebody else, you are showing them love.

God sees every tear that falls from your eyes. He's heard every laugh you've laughed. He knows every hair on your head and which ones fell out in the sink or turned gray today.

The Bible says, “God knows every step I take” (Job 23:10 GNT). He is concerned about your steps, and he pays attention to them.

God is never too busy for you; he could never forget you. The Bible says, “Can a mother forget her nursing child? . . . But even if that were possible, I would not forget you! See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands” (Isaiah 49:15-16 NLT). The nail marks that Jesus has from dying on the cross for you are God's tattoo of you.

You may feel forgotten, but God has never stopped paying attention to you.

You can know that he loves you not only because he's paying attention but also because he took the initiative to save you.

Love is not just merely words; it is acting on behalf of others. It is making someone else’s problem your own—and that's exactly what God did at Christmas.

Jesus coming at Christmas to die for you on the cross is the greatest example of love. Luke 2:11 says, “Today your Savior was born in the town of David. He is Christ, the Lord” (NCV).

When Jesus came to Earth, God was showing his love in the most amazing way. It’s as if he was saying, “I see you, and I’m going to take on your problems as my own. I’m sending my beloved Son to live a perfect life and die in your place. This is how much I love you.”

God didn’t hold anything back at Christmas. Through Jesus, he showered his love on all people!

PLAY today’s audio teaching from Pastor Rick

For more Daily Hope with Rick Warren, please visit pastorrick.com!

Daily Hope prayer journal rick warren offer 2023Tap Into God’s Power and Presence When You Have Your Gift DOUBLED!

God uses your generous support to reach people around the world with the hope of Jesus through Daily Hope—and for a limited time, your gift will be doubled thanks to a $100,000 Matching Grant!

So whatever you give today will be matched dollar for dollar to impact more lives with the Gospel!

And we’ll say thanks for your generosity by sending you a powerful tool to give your prayer life a boost in the year ahead—the brand-new Daily Hope Prayer Journal!

This year’s theme, Experiencing God’s Peace will help you tap into God’s power and presence as you discover the keys to praying with passion and purpose.

Featuring a soft-touch cover and 235 beautifully designed pages, this journal brings you over 150 life-changing Bible verses, stunning photos, and beautiful artwork. You’ll discover how to have a more vibrant prayer life, connect with the Lord, and establish a consistent daily prayer time.

Request your copy below when you give, and thank you for helping spread hope further in 2024!

*All gifts will be doubled up to the full amount of the grant. Thank you for your generous support!

*The USA IRS code permits you to deduct the amount of your financial gift to Daily Hope that exceeds the fair market value of materials you received from Daily Hope.

This devotional © 2018 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

You can listen to Rick Warren on OnePlace.com.