Daily Devotional 12-29-14

Joy Is Free, But Not Cheap

Can twenty years of ever-sharpening focus, ten thousand resources, and the heart of Christian Hedonism be summed up in three minutes?

With the help of gifted artists, we try in this video. It’s a celebration. It’s a thank you. It’s an explanation. It’s an invitation. I never thought of myself as a great narrator. But I do have great news. I hope you enjoy this overflow of joy from Desiring God.

Please pray for us — that we would not grow weary in well-doing, that we would be radically faithful to the infallible word of God, that we would be creative and visionary and far-seeing in our dreaming and planning, that Christ would be exalted among the nations as the one and only Savior and as King of kings and Lord of lords.

Would you consider helping Desiring God as the year closes? Do not neglect your church in any way. But if the blessings have been great, thank you for keeping us and this work in mind. Gifts can be made at desiringGod.org/donate.

Because of the cross, God holds out real happiness in himself without any cost. But it was not cheap.

John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books.