Happy St. Patrick's Day!
With part of my heritage being Irish, many people would think that I would be thrilled celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
In some ways, I am. In some ways, I'm not.
You see, my granny was from Northern Ireland. Not the Republic of Ireland. So, St. Patrick's Day was not always celebrated, there.
Still, knowing that St. Patrick was actually Christian, and taught about Christianity, I feel compelled to celebrate.
Here is a YouTube video link by Sinisa Vuksan entitled, St. Patrick's Day Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TUpakGDvlM. The lyrics are below.
St. Patrick's Day Song
The story of St. Patrick's Day
Began so long ago
The lyrics in this song will tell you
All you need to know
The seventeenth of March
Is when this joyous holiday
Is celebrated happily
With colorful parades!
Patrick was only sixteen when
The pirates captured him
They sold him into slavery
And took him to Ireland
He kept the faith and made his escape
When he was twenty-two
And made it back to Britain
'Twas the only home he knew!
Patrick had a vision
To return to Ireland
And vowed to teach Christianity
Until the bitter end
Legend says that Patrick used
The shamrock to explain
That the Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Are all and one the same!
On this day the Irish dress
In many shades of green
And some are feeling lucky
With the leprechauns they've seen
It's music and fun for everyone
We'll party and we'll play
Come one, come all; come join along
On this St. Paddy's Day!
The lyrics of this song truly touched my heart. Especially, knowing that they reflected the teachings known from God's Word, the Bible.
Just as we read, in Matthew 28:18-20, "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."
I am grateful that St. Patrick chose to be obedient to God's calling. For by doing this, many have come to Christ, for salvation!
We, my friend, are to do the same.
God's Word, tells us this, just as you've read, today. So, go. Do what He told you to do!
Be obedient. And, you will be blessed.
By the way, even though the majority of my Irish family is from Northern Ireland, I was told that one of my granny's brothers was sent to the Republic to live with relatives. So, this means that I probably have relatives who live there, as well.
Where? Only God knows.
Hopefully, one day I'll see some of them, in Heaven.
Until next time...
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