That entire day will be a day of celebration, as thousands gather to go out into the streets with singing, trumpets and prayer. We will celebrate God's deliverance and healing in our community, eat together, and worship together.
Celebrations and feasts were a part of the fabric of Jewish life from their beginning. The evening of March 4th also begins the Jewish Feast of Purim. This festival celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman's plot to destroy them. God accomplished this through a young woman named Esther who had the faithfulness and courage to go before the king with boldness to make her request.
We will also celebrate in northern Indiana for the deliverance God has given us from our spiritual impoverishment and malaise. We will celebrate the small acts of courage and boldness by many people as they faithfully went out and prayed and spoke words of healing and hope to the surrounding community. But most of all, we will celebrate Jesus, the one who is faithful, active, and present in our community.
You can prepare for this by making sure you clear your schedule and ask off from work or school. Prepare with prayer and fasting on your own. Join us in the days leading up to March 4th to come and see what God is doing. We'd love to see you join us, whether from near or far.
-John M Troyer