It's Saint Patrick's day and an armed hooded robber bursts into the Bank of Ireland and forces the tellers to load a sack full of cash. On his way out the door with the loot one brave Irish customer grabs the hood and pulls it off revealing the robber's face.
The Robber Shoots the Guy Without Hesitation!
He then looks around the bank to see if anyone else has seen him. One of the tellers is looking straight at him and the robber walks over and calmly shoots him also.
Everyone by now is very scared and looking down at the floor.
Did anyone else see my face?' screams the robber.
There are a few moments of silence then one elderly Irish gent, looking down, tentatively raises his hand and says, "I think me wife may have caught a glimpse."
Saint Patrick's day history.
Like many things the world has embraced a holy day and turned it into a pagan celebration. Saint Patrick's day history is summed up in this short paragraph.
Patrick spread the Word of God across Ireland after he was kidnapped by pirates at age fourteen and sold as a slave to be a shepherd. He later escaped back to his homeland of England where a few years later was given a vision from God to study for the priesthood, and then go back to Ireland. Through all his sufferings his faith in the Lord was tested and proved.
Patrick went on to preach the Gospel all across Ireland (famously using the shamrock as an analogy for the Trinity).
He would build churches there to the glory of God. The quote in this devotional is from his poem of trust in God called
"The Breastplate". An Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
much love, Dennis