Mar 16 – The Conversion of Saint Patrick

Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day. Irish people around the world revere his name because of the way he helped others with generous acts of kindness during his lifetime, about AD 385-461. Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated on the 17th of March because It is believed that he died on that date. At a young age, he and a large number of others were captured by Irish Raiders and sold as slaves in Ireland. He suffered much from hunger and cold. Later, he wrote, “I was 16 and knew not God. But in that strange land, the Lord opened , my unbelieving eyes and I w as converted.” All of of us too need to have our eyes opened to the reality of our spiritual condition, that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Only God can open our eyes to the truth that Christ alone is sufficient to forgive and cleanse us. Paul explained this eye opening experience when he wrote, , “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell

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