To encourage all of us to fast and benefit from drawing close to God. Jesus said his disciples would fast after his death and resurrection. We fast to draw close to God and 1) request God's mercy, 2) humble ourselves before God and 3) to grow in love toward God and our fellow man.
Joe Dobson pastors the United Church of God congregations in the Kansas City and Topeka, KS and Columbia and St. Joseph, MO areas. Joe and his wife Pat are empty-nesters living in Olathe, KS. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and four wonderful grandchildren.