May your joys
Be deep and many,
May your heart
be light and glad,
May you have the best
St. Patrick’s Day,
That you have ever had.
Sure, a little bit o’ Heaven
Fell from out of the sky one day
And nestled on the ocean
In a spot so far away
And the angels found it,
Sure it looked so sweet and fair
They said suppose we leave it,
For it looks so peaceful there!
So they sprinkled it with star dust,
Just to make the shamrocks grow
‘Tis the only place you’ll find them
No matter where you go
Then they dotted it with silver
To make its lakes so grand
And when they had it finished
Sure they called it Ireland!
6 thoughts on “Happy St. Patricks Day”
A BLESSING FOR YOU AND YOURS
May the grace of God’s protection
And His great love abide
Within your home-within the hearts
Of all who dwell inside.
Thank you, Sara. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone.
I love the poems and blessings…thanks.
While we are thinking on green Shamrocks today…I read that St Patrick (according to legend) used the green shamrock as a teaching tool to explain the gospel to the Irish saying the three green leaves represented the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).
I have read that, too, Debi that after Patrick escaped from his marauding captors who kidnapped him and took him as a teenage slave to Ireland he heard the Lord speak to his heart to escape his captivity. He finally did so and returned to his British Isle home where he became a student of the Gospels. It was then that the Lord spoke to him, again, to go back to the then pagan Ireland and “teach them about Christ and the Trinity.” He did so and became the beloved apostle of the Emerald Isle, their patron saint. Centuries later, in the 1800’s when the famine occurred in Ireland many Irish families emigrated to the United States and they brougnt St. Patrick with them. Now he has become special to many American, Irish or not. Our students enjoyed a day of green and legends and leprechauns and yes, stories of Patrick’s missionary work on the Emerald Isle and three or four of my students shared that thier fathers were missionaries, something which I did not know about.
Patrick is still an inspriation these many centuries later. First of all because he heard and “moved” when the Holy Spirit’s spoke . And secondly, because he preached Jesus Christ and brought heathen nation into the knowledge of Jesus Christ’s covenant and the one true GOD.
BLESSING…may the road rise up to meet you. (Irish)
And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; (Isaiah 35)
I love the above poem. Thank you for sharing this with us. Blessings to all. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t forget to wear green.
If not, you just might get pinched!