The Providence of the Irish (Part 1)

Hope Walks Blog

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th is near.  Now for many of us, the mentioning of St. Patrick brings the question, “Isn’t he the guy on the Lucky Charms box?” 

And, along with that, the mentioning of St. Patrick’s Day prompts memories of being pinched for not wearing green or befuddlement over the appeal of green beer.  But, believe it or not, there’s a whole lot more to the man and his day than we realize.  And it ought to prompt any discerning Christian to wonder and praise of the Lord of His-story.

The story of Patrick and his adopted land is a story of God’s providence – His most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing of all His creatures and all their actions.  I say “adopted land” because Patrick was not Irish by birth.  He was born around 390 A.D. in Roman Britain.  As a teenager…

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