Saturday, January 28
God Is Near Despite Adversity
Joel 1:1-4, 14-20
Sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly. Gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord. Joel 1:14 NRSV
Fasting is intended to bring us closer to God, and not the other way around. God is near to us even when we cannot see God.