“And they mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and for Jonathan his son and for the people of the Lord and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.” 2 Samuel 1:12
All throughout God’s word, we find stories of groups of people coming together to fast for a purpose. Jahar’s situation, if it wasn’t already desperate enough, has just become far more desperate. He is under a death sentence, and his time on earth may be significantly limited. Whereas he would have had a lifetime to come to Christ with a life sentence, he may now only have a decade or less.
Recognizing our desperate dependency on God to draw Jahar to Himself before it is too late, a couple of us have made the commitment to fast for one meal a week for the rest of Jahar’s earthly life. We have chosen Tuesday lunches as the meal we are typically going to abstain from, in order to draw closer to God and express our trust in Him. We will use the time we would have spent eating to focus on prayer. If we have a special event or reason we cannot fast from Tuesday’s lunch, we will choose another meal for that week. We would love it if you would join us for all or any part of our fast…whether that’s fasting for one Tuesday lunch one time, joining in once in a while, or fasting every Tuesday with us.
We long to see God break the chains that bind Jahar before his life is ended, so that he may experience true freedom in heaven with his Savior and his brothers and sisters – who so desperately prayed every day for him to be there.
“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” ~ Matthew 18:19