Hello Readers! David here. Welcome to Telbat’s Tablet today for my Author Reflection post on St. Patrick and a new meaning for GREEN! (If you missed our announcement for Dark Rule, please see this link!)
The Real Saint Patrick
St. Patrick’s Day observers are so engrossed with the color green, I wonder if we recall who St. Patrick really was. Did you know that he wasn’t even Irish? Did you know that he was kidnapped as a teenager and made a slave? Did you know that he really didn’t chase all the snakes out of Ireland?
There’s much out there to read about this humble Christian, but you can get a quick glimpse into who Patrick the Missionary really was in this article, “Apostle to the Irish: The Real Saint Patrick.” You’ll see how he changed a whole people’s future and exposed them to the things of God. (There is also a link to a book below.)
The Real Meaning of GREEN
But we still have to deal with the obsession of “green.” I’m certainly not against the color green, but since my calling in part involves evangelism and highlighting missionary efforts worldwide, I feel I must throw an acronym at you.
Acronyms are a big part of my life. In teaching and speaking, I use acronyms to help students remember lessons and Bible truths. If I get my way today, you will not forget the true identity of Patrick—nor will you think of the color green quite the same way.
G is for GO
R is for REACH
E is for EVERYONE
E is for ELSE
N is for NOW
Seriously, Patrick impacted one part of the world and touched our hearts with his faithfulness. So, GO REACH EVERYONE ELSE NOW! Will you ever wear green without a mind for evangelism again?
See you on the field!
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COMING UP: On MONDAY we have David Telbat’s End Times suspense, God’s Colonel Chapter 32 where Emit and Gray have a great surprise for Major Floyd, and Emit shares a secret! And next WEDNESDAY join us again for David’s continued series, “If Christianity were Illegal,” part IV as he talks about sharing the Message.