I’m not usually one to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day but this year was different. This year I discovered the person behind the day and then I was on board. Not with all the leprechauns and gold at the end of the rainbow but with remembering those from long ago and how God worked in their lives and spread His word to the world.
Born in Great Britain Patrick did not become a true follower of Christ until his later teenage years. At 16 he was captured by Irish pirates and taken back to Ireland. For 6 years he was a slave and it was during those years he remember the teachings of his parents and found Christ. He was able to escape and made his way back to his family. Despite being taken as a slave he wanted to share his faith with the Irish and he headed back there as a missionary. He is known for using the three leafed clover to aid in explaining the Trinity. For 30 years he spread lived there and Gospel. He started 300 churches and around baptized 120,000 people! Amazing work of God in Patrick’s life and a show of how thirsty the Irish were for the Truth.
To celebrate this holiday we made a quick trip to a friends house for dessert. Nothing big (or even planned really) but fun all the same!