Who Was St. Patrick For Real?
You Won’t Believe Who Saint Patrick Really Was
Rachel Dawson with Bible Study Tools writes:
St. Patrick lived his years as a great example for us today. But he didn’t live it out simply by “the luck of the Irish,” as some may say, for one theme shines through it all: God’s Presence and Sovereignty are powerful.
He was an unlikely saint with an extraordinary story (involving pirates– read on!) yet the Lord became real to him early in his adulthood and changed his life and legacy forever.
St. Patrick shares in writings that he prayed many prayers through the day, and even into the night. He shared these words of his time in captivity, “and the faith grew in me, and the spirit was roused, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers, and in the night nearly the same, so that whilst in the woods and on the mountain, even before the dawn, I was roused to prayer…”
St. Patrick went on to write prayers many Christians still echo today, and his influence on the world is worth remembering and celebrating.
We can learn much from studying this amazing man’s life. It wasn’t about leprechauns, 4 leaf clovers, wearing green, or about luck.His life was simply about the amazing Sovereignty and blessing of God, about obedience to His call, about prayer and faithfulness.
May the example of this godly man from years ago, spur us onward even today.