On this St. Patrick’s Day I thought I’d throw out something perhaps you didn’t know. Patrick who was born in Ireland eventually found himself living in England. However, he felt a burden to return back to his native land and preach the good news of Christ. What he found though when he returned was shocking. The country was about as pagan as it could be.
Patrick decided that he was going to become a missionary his own country. Slowly but surely he made a difference. In fact, he founded more than 300 churches and baptized more than 120,000 people. His ministry made such an impact that he came to be known as the one who “found Ireland all heathen and left it all Christian.”
So what about you? What will you be known for when you die? Will you leave an eternal legacy like St. Patrick, or are you consumed with getting stuff in this world that will eventually, rust, rot or fade away?
People of United…there are still 70,000 people in Franklin County that don’t know Jesus. People of Exponential…there are over 425,000 people that don’t yet know Christ in Harrisburg. I’m sure when St. Patrick arrived in Ireland, the task at hand seemed large and overwhelming, but he started with one and grew from there. So who’s your one. Easter is only a few weeks away…who is the one person that you’re investing in to make an eternal difference?