I Cor 16:14

"Let all that you do be done with love." I Cor 16:14

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Since I knew very little about the origins of this holiday I did a little research.  After all, why do we eat green food, wear green, etc?  Turns out this day is honor of Patrick who was a missionary in Ireland.  He used the shamrock to teach them about the trinity.  He was an evangelist for over 30 years and was instrumental in bringing Christianity to the Irish people.

Here is a poem thought to have been written by him,
Wake Up Call
I arise today
Through God's strength to direct me,
God's might to uphold me,
God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before,
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak to me,
God's hand to guard me,
God's way to lie before me,
God's shield to protect me,
God's hosts to save me from snares of devils.
From temptation of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
Afar and anear,
Alone and in a multitude.

Whether you celebrate much or little today I pray God's blessings on you!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy St Patrick's Day to you and thanks for this posing that was fun to read and hear.