Sunday, March 20, 2011

Shamrocks!!


This is what I think of when I think of a shamrock!

And, whenever I see this...



Sunshine.  That's what my chuch-sister/friend A calls me, occasionally!  In fact, she called me that yesterday, when I spoke with her.  What a blessing she is!  lol

Actually, A called me to find out if I was ready to attend our pastor's fiancee's wedding shower.  It will be held Monday evening at our church.  It will be a lovely time of celebration, for sure.

A has been a great friend to me over the years, as I have been, to her.

Talking about friends, I must say that I have some really good friends.  God has blessed me, that way.  I've often wondered what on earth I would do without them.  The reality is, I know I would just look to my Lord, as I do now, whether or not they were in my life.  But still, I am grateful for each friend God has given me.

Jesus means the world to me.  He's the best friend I will ever have.  I know I could not live a day, without Him in my life.  He is my all.  My everything.  My Saviour, my Confidant, my Friend, my Teacher, my Love.  The only person, who truly loves me.

Oh, I realize my friends love me, as I do, them.  This is not what I mean though. 

Jesus did something for me, that no one else has ever done.  He gave me Salvation.

Did He wait for me to come to Him, before doing this?  No.  Did He wait for me to become a perfect person, when the time was right?  No.

God's plan for my salvation was set in place long before I was even born.  Yours, too.  God knows who will be saved, and who will not.  Saved, from an eternity in hell, after our lives here on earth have ended.  Since He wishes none should perish, I know it is His will for YOU to receive salvation, if you don't already have it.

It's funny, but whenever Ireland is on my mind, I think of God.  I think of shamrocks.  Of course, with St. Patrick's Day being this past week, it's been on my mind, a lot.

When I explain the trinity to people who don't know my Lord, I use the shamrock.  In fact, this is how I led to Christ a student of mine, when I was teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) as a volunteer at my church.

In case you aren't aware, God is comprised of three (3) persons:  God the Father, God the Son...Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

Some have asked me how this can be.  God being three (3) persons.  This is where the shamrock comes into my mind.

Imagine the whole shamrock being God.  To help you understand, I've included a pic of what I am talking about.  The shamrock has 3 leaves, which together, all comprise the shamrock, just as God the Father, God the Son...Jesus, and the Holy Spirit comprise the Godhead. 

Since I can sometimes be long-winded, I must let you know that I have more to say.  Unfortunately, it will have to wait until tomorrow.


Until next time...

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