So this being St. Patrick's day I wanted to know the real story behind the holiday and came across some great information.
St. Patrick was not even Irish in blood, but he had great compassion for the people of Ireland. How you ask?
He was once a slave in Ireland, captured from England who eventually escaped. FREEDOM! Then he ran into God and became a slave to righteousness.
God eventually prodded him to go back to Ireland to preach the truth of God to the very people, and community who once enslaved him into harsh labor. You see, they were really the slaves....to sin. A call he wrestled with for a while.
As a result of his compassion and bringing the Gospel to the Emerald Isles, they began to celebrate his life shortly after he went to be with the Lord.
Over the years, politics and sin have soiled the heart of the celebration, but the truth never died away. So when you see all the foolishness of the contemporary celebration, you will now have a better understanding of what we really should be celebrating.
WHAT GREAT AND WONDERFUL THINGS CAN HAPPEN WHEN WE DO WHAT GOD HAS CALLED US TO DO. Especially when we'd rather not do it.
Ohh I almost forgot, he used the Shamrock to teach them about the Trinity, dude was an educator of the lost.