When I was a child I really hated March 17th. Not because my birthday was over, that was on the 16th, but because I got pinched all day long. Many of you may identify with me, for I lived in a home where this pagan holiday was not celebrated. I had godly parents that did not approve of what took place on this holiday. For those that practice lent, it has been recorded that this is one day that they can have alcohol to drink because it is forgiven on that day.
I would get ready for school, no green on me and every time I was on the playground or walking between classes, or even if the teacher’s back was to us, I would get pinched over and over again.
Now as an adult, I still do not wear green on St Patrick’s Day. I choose to wear red instead. I believe that while Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leafed plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish. It matters not to me, I wear red to represent the blood that was shed for me on the cross so many years ago.
It breaks my heart that people have to find a reason to go out and party, when Jesus died to set us free from a life of addiction. I live on an Indian Reservation in Alaska and I see so many hurts that are brought to children and adults because of the need to have another drink.
As a godly mother, I encourage you to send your children to school wearing red with a heart on their shirt placed over the child’s heart. Tell them when someone asks why they are wearing this, they can answer, because out of love Jesus died for me on Calvary, I choose to celebrate Saint Jesus today.
The world has taken away our sense of Christianity in holidays, even with Christmas and Easter. We need to protect our children from the lack of Christianity in any way we can. So I choose to take a stand and celebrate Jesus.
Have a blessed Saint Jesus Day!