Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fasting for a New Life: Daniel's Fast for Lent

By Ernest Disney-Britton
"Daniel the Prophet" by James C. Lewis | Series Icons of the Bible
For Lent 2016 I've chosen to observe Daniels fast, a partial fast adopted by the Prophet best-known for being tossed into the lion's den (Daniel 6:4-27) but also for a partial fast that improved his spirit and appearance (Daniel 1). There are three types of fasts: absolute, normal, and partial. Moses observed an absolute fast with no food or water, and Jesus observed a normal fast with no food. Daniel fasted from "royal food and wine" or meats, sweets, and wines. Atlanta artist James Lewis captures the story of Daniel the Prophet in his photograph of a healthy godly man.