About one in seven people worldwide do not have enough food to sustain them; 350 to 400 million children are hungry right now; and every five seconds a child dies of causes related to malnutrition, according to the World Food Program.
And yet, enough food is available on our planet to adequately feed each of its 6.7 billion inhabitants … if only it was evenly produced and distributed. For twenty-four short hours, you can choose to taste the kind of hunger experienced by millions on a daily basis by opting not to eat anything between dinner Wednesday and dinner Thursday. During your time of fasting, be sure to drink plenty of water and juice, but more importantly, let your groaning stomach remind you to pray for others around the world whose stomachs are also empty.
Eat a simple dinner tonight, and in place of breakfast and lunch tomorrow, spend time with Jesus asking how He can use you to bring His Kingdom on this earth. Conclude your fast at dinner tomorrow by giving thanks for God’s great provision, and rejoicing in His presence and grace.