For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person – though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die – but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. – Romans 5:6-10

Evening Scripture: Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in Me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going. – John 14:1-4

Evening Scripture: But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. – Psalms 3:3-5

Healing

Ron and I could use some healing prayers . Ronnie has a sore throat and overall doesn’t feel good. I have some sort of eye infection in both eyes and an infected parasite in my thigh . Ugh!!!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day… did you know that Patrick, this 3rd century missionary in Ireland was not Irish? He was English, born in Wales around year 390 into a Christian home. At the age of 16 he was taken captive by Irish pirates, forced into slave labor for the next 6 years. It was during this time he fully gave his life to Jesus. Escaping in his early 20s, he went back to Wales and lived there until his early 40s. He then returned to Ireland, without the support of the church, as a missionary to share the love of Jesus with the Druids among others, and died there in 460.

“I came to the people of Ireland to preach the Gospel, and to suffer insult from the unbelievers, bearing the reproach of my going abroad and many persecutions even unto bonds, and to give my free birth for the benefit of others.”

“I cannot be silent about the great benefits and the great grace which the lord has deigned to bestow upon me in the land of my captivity; for this we can give to God in return after having been chastened by him, to exalt and praise His wonders before every nation that is anywhere under the heaven.”

Remember St. Patrick today and his sacrifice to share the Good News and love of Jesus. He’s an example to follow as he followed Jesus’ example!

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