I used to not giving a flying fig about St. Patrick's Day. The impish leprauchauns, all that gold at the end of the rainbow, etc. really left me ignoring this day. That is, until I read this blog post.
Then my view changed.
So, last night as I was contemplating the over-commercialization of this holiday, I asked the Lord for an idea to redeem it. And this is what I came up with.
At 11:00 pm at night.
It takes 20 minutes to whip this together, folks, so you can still do it today.
This is the verse John 6:41
And it tells my girls that we'll be making Irish soda bread today
St Patrick used the clover to teach about the Trinity. So the first three clues are about the Trinity.
This one is about being a helper today like the Holy Spirit helps us
I love the poetry of Irish Blessings
Today we're making Irish blessings and the Aaronic priestly blessing on paper plaques for our neighbours
We discuss the Great Potato Famine and talk about eating potatoes for dinner
On the fourth clue, my daughter recognized that we were doing a rainbow. I talked about the rainbow being a reminder of God's covenant promise to us. And asked her if she knew what kind of 'gold' we found at the end of the rainbow? Hope in Christ!