EDITORIAL NOTE: The weekend before Lent began, Wheaton College forced tenured professor Larycia Hawkins to resign because she chose to wear a hijab in solidarity with Muslim sisters who face persecution in the United States. Students at Wheaton launched a faith-rooted fast of embodied solidarity with Professor Hawkins on Ash Wednesday, inviting others to join them. Below is a daily meditation for the fasters. If you would like to join them, sign up here to receive meditations by email.
Today’s Devotional and Fast is from Caroline Harbour:
But by our faith we know that there is hope, no matter how dark the situation seems. The Lord is good, the Lord is faithful, and He will not abandon us or the world in this time or any other. As you go through today, keep that in mind. The chorus of one of the songs we sing in Wheaton College Gospel Choir reads: “We worship You because of who You are,” However bleak the situation seems, no matter how bad the state of our world gets, God is still God. That’s something we have to be joyful about.
Heavenly Father, thank you for your enduring faithfulness. Thank you for your unconditional love for us in spite of all of our failings. In the face of challenges let us remember that You are our refuge and our salvation, and that You are with us wherever we go and whatever our circumstances. Amen.