Tuesday, March 16, 2010
You're not lucky, you're blessed!
St. Patrick used a plant common in Ireland, the shamrock (we typically know as a clover), to teach the lost souls of Ireland about the Trinity, the three persons of God in one. Through his dedication to his call to witness to the lost, and his simple, yet effective methods of sharing the gospel, St. Patrick to this day endures as the champion for taking Christianity to Ireland.
Over the centuries, people all over the world have come to celebrate the story of St. Patrick. However, it has been blended with other Irish traditions, like the folklore of the leprechaun, and the shamrock has been reduced to a symbol of luck.
If you are having a hard time understanding the concept of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three persons in one Godhead, just think of the shamrock. Remember, all we have to do is call out in faith to God, and you will have the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit on your side. The Father who is the creator of all, the Son who is the savior of all, and the Holy Spirit who gives power to all. And when you do, you will know that you are not lucky...you are blessed!