The spirit of celebration
The past month has been a holy one for Muslims, as well as for many Christians who are fasting and praying for their ‘Year of Hope’. The Muslim fast is from sun up to sun down, and a fast with no liquids or food during this period for the entire 30 days.
This particular Christian one (apart from being voluntary) started on Aug 7 and continues until Sept 15, a 40-day fast in anticipation of what the Bible teaches as the concept of the ‘Year of Jubilee’.
From the book of Leviticus, Chapter 25, the Year of Jubilee is the 50th year of a nation’s existence, related to God’s historical covenant with His people (of Israel): for the release of debts, return of those in slavery, and the restoration of land to its original owners.