St. Patrick’s Day

How do you hope to be remembered?

Today is St. Patrick’s Day. What do you remember about him? He was kidnapped from his home in Wales by Irish raiders and then sold into slavery. There, he was forced to pasture a herd of pigs. Out in the fields, he called upon the Lord and became devoted to Him. With the help of a dream, Patrick escaped and found his way home. There, he began religious training and after more than 15 years, returned to Ireland with the gospel. He discipled Christians living there and converted others. What an incredible legacy!

It’s easy to get caught up with things of this world and forget the real purpose for our existence. We only have a limited time to serve as God’s ambassadors. Paul wrote the Corinthians, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.  Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-20) St. Patrick was reconciled to God, and he took the message to Ireland. Have you been reconciled to the Lord? If so, you’ve been entrusted with the message to take to your spheres of influence! Time is short. How do you want to be remembered?

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