A one-day fast (not necessarily water-only) to help change the narrative on racial reconciliation.
Although the United States Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, the news didn’t reach Texas until June 19.
On that day, more than two months after their enslavement ended, Union Army general Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom to the enslaved.
Today we celebrate that we have this same proclamation to speak over those not yet free.
We have the best proclamation of all!
As Paul said in Galatians 5:1, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
But we can do more than deliver the news—we can actively participate in breaking the chains.
The prophet Isaiah said, “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?”
This Juneteenth, wherever you are in the world, we invite you to join a community of believers in a one day fast for liberation.
Because all cultures and all peoples wait for the celebration of liberation.
We’ll share a Zoom call with guests.
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