Over 1.000 years ago, the Irish celebrated on March 17th in honor of Saint Patrick’s death. He was an apostle who introduced Christianity to the Irish. The three-leaf clover represented the Trinity he spoke about (the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). When the tradition made it to America, they patronized it with drinking and gold. The leprechaun came from Irish folklore, which was fiction. They were known to be tiny little men. We all heard the phrase “The luck of the Irish,” which came from 19th-century successful miners during Ireland’s gold and silver rush years. Luck in Ireland meant happiness or good fortune. It comes from the Dutch word shellac.
As believers, we do not have to rely on luck or natural things to bring us happiness and good fortune because God’s treasures are eternal and better than silver and gold.
Matthew 6:19 Amplified Version: 19 “Do not store up for yourselves [material] treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal; 21 for where your treasure is, there your heart [your wishes, your desires; that on which your life centers] will also be.
Only what we do for God will last because it is eternal. Natural things can get away from you. Live to glorify God and the purpose He has called you to.
God knows we need things here on earth. He wants us to have them because He loves giving to His children like parents. However, He does not want things to have us. God will take care of us as long as we trust Him. He blesses us so we can be a blessing to others.
Saint Patrick has treasures stored up in heaven. He lived a life that, when he passed on, people celebrated him. Let us do the same as believers.
“Not just luck, It’s God I trust!”
Prayer: God, I bless you today. I will not forget all the benefits I have been your child. You own the cattle on a thousand hills. You are the good Shepherd, and I want for nothing. I am an heir. I am redeemed from the curse. You sent your Son Jesus to die for me and took everything just for me. God, I am kingdom-minded, walking in the purpose you have for me here on earth. I stay connected to you, and everything else will be added. I repent for making things, money, and people idols in my life. I lay up eternal treasures that will never fade. I praise you in Jesus’ name! Amen.