The true story of St. Patrick’s Day, is about a simple man of prayer, perseverance, faith, and a genuine concern for others. I really like this story, and I hope that you will too! ♣
Patrick, whose real name was Maewyn Succat, was not Irish, but English. He was born to a wealthy Christian family, and as an early teen, he was kidnapped and taken to Ireland to become a slave. His name was changed to Patrick. As a slave in Ireland, he witnessed the pagan practices of the Irish, but remained true to his Christian faith, and it is said that he prayed up to a 100 times a day.
One day Maewyn escaped and took the long journey back to his home in England. After many years, he developed a deep desire to return to Ireland as a missionary. He taught the people about God and advised them not trust in pagan superstitions. He used the three leafed clover, the shamrock, to explain the Trinity,” Three in One”, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Patrick introduced Christianity to Ireland, and after 30 years of evangelism, he died on March 17, 461 AD. After his death he became known as St. Patrick and March 17th has been named a holiday in honor of him.
St. Patrick’s Day is about the faith and sacrifice of a man who shared his faith, and the love of God, with a nation…
and for that we remember him today!
Faith, May the God of yesterday who knew you before you were thought of continue to Keep you. May the God of today whose storehouse is full and knows what you are going through Sustain you May the God of tomorrow who answers before you call hear your thoughts and provide for you Above all, may the almighty God continue to bless and keep you year after year as you celebrate and praise Him for life, health and strength every year at this special time. Happy Birthday Sister!
God Bless, Bruce
So Beautiful, Comforting and Reassuring! Thank you Ruey, from the bottom of my heart!
Smiles and Blessings. :)
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That was very interesting. I did not know his history… Diane
I hadn’t heard this story before, so thank you for sharing it!