This might sound quite unusual to some readers, but the fact is, in Northern Ireland, where my heritage is from, they celebrate Orangemen's Day, July 12th of every year!
To me, it's quite odd that the majority of those in the Republic of Ireland (who are mainly Catholic), celebrate St. Patrick, at all. After all, most people don't realize he was Protestant. Oh well, I suppose there are some things that we as people, may never understand in this world.
Of course, we in N. America, seem to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, whether or not we are Irish or have Irish heritage.
Gathering in pubs and other locations where reen beer is served, is only part of the celebrations. Irish stew or corned beef and cabbage is usually the advertised meal of the day.
Not to mention the number of places where Irish dancing is provided as entertainment.
Yes, it is usually a lovely celebration. A day to have some fun. A reason to party, hardy!
For me, well, I am always reminded of the shamrock.
As I've mentioned in the past, when my (now deceased) husband and I taught English as a Second Language (ESL) as volunteers at our church, we used the shamrock to explain the Trinity.
For those who may not understand, the Trinity is the name used to explain our Godhead.
God is comprised of three (3) persons in one. God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit. Yet together, they are one. God.
Of course, it is widely accepted in secular thinking, that a 4-leaf clover is lucky. Here's one for you to see:
In my opinion, I believe the reason most people think they are lucky, is because it is extremely rare to find one!
In my mind, I must say that I believe that nothing can beat the normal 3-leaf clover, known as a shamrock. After all, nothing can beat God!
I'm grateful that God the Father, created His plan of redemption for us.
And, I am especially grateful that God the Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, came to earth to fulfill God the Father's plan of redemption, by fulfilling prophecy and dying on the cross at Calvary, for the sin of all who will believe.
Of course, I am grateful that Jesus told us He was sending God the Holy Spirit to us who belong to Him, to be a helper to us, and guide us through the sanctification process.
If you are not yet saved, please accept Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour. If you need some help, feel free to e-mail me. Hope to see you one day, in Heaven!
Until next time...
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