Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Saint  Patrick.
"Over six hundred years ago, God raised up a man named Patrick, to take the gospel of Christ to the people of Ireland. Seldom in church history has any missionary been blessed with a more fruitful ministry. The preaching of Patrick was used by God to transform many of the Irish people from idol worshiping pagans into servants of the one true God of Scripture. May his story encourage twenty-first century Christians to be faithful to the Great Commission of Christ: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit..."
~Taken from the book- Saint Patrick by Michael McHughe

The story of Saint Patrick is such an inspiring see how the light of the gospel spread to a country in the dark. 
Patrick was kidnapped from his home in Britannia and sold into slavery at the age of 16. He lived as a lonely shepherd for 6 years, and there, in the lonely hills of Ireland, Patrick turned back to God, and became a truly strong and devout Christian. These years were preparing him for his great missionary's work! Admonished by an angel he, after six years fled from his cruel master and bent his steps towards the west. When he finally arrives home, he realizes that God is calling him back to the land of his captivity. In 433, Patrick began his great work in Ireland. The rest of his life was spent in bringing thousands of Irish people to Christ. This is why he was known for 'driving the snakes out of Ireland', for he drove all the evil druids and kings to their knees before God! Patrick's life deserves to be remembered today! Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!

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