St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, used a Shamrock – which has three leaves – to explain the Holy Trinity – one each for the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Christians also viewed the four-leaf clover as lucky for its resemblance to the cross. Some even believe that the fourth leaf symbolizes the Grace of God. http://www.lucky-four-leaf-clover.com/what.html
God is omnipresent and omniscient! As a Christian, luck and coincidence are not how I view happenings and circumstances. God uses His world and His people to speak to us. So, if we, as humans, have enjoyed the four-leaf clover for sentimental reasons, then He just might have one show up. It’s the butterfly on your shoulder or a word spoken at just the right time.
My last year of school, working full-time, marriage, and motherhood…..
I woke up to a day where all four of these areas collided. After much discussion with my husband, he went outside to load the car for a ministry picnic, and upon his return he said,
“You are going to have a GREAT day!”
I claimed that with him and for him–thank you Holy Spirit! He then handed me this on his journey between house and car:
I remember searching for these as a little girl–wanting one so bad! The most incredible thing is when I returned home from a long day of school (on a Saturday), he presented me with another four-leaf clover that he found later that day.
It didn’t make the stress or circumstances go away–no good luck charm. The God gift through my husband brought encouragement, laughter, and joy for the journey.
What unique ways is God speaking to you? How can God use you to encourage those you love?
Psalms 86:15 “But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.”
Nicole Nordeman: Every Season