In God We Trust
I think most everyone can recognize the words In God We Trust from United States currency. So, what do they mean? Well, in 1956 Congress passed and President Eisenhower approved a resolution declaring In God We Trust be declared the national motto of the United States of America. The phrase itself actually dates back to the Civil War. Initially considered for currency were the phrases Our Country; Our God or God, Our Trust. (US Dept. of the Treasury)
There is the history lesson of the day. So why blog about this? Well, I was walking across the parking lot of the Pilot in Elm Creek, NE and picked up a scuffed penny. There are two reasons I always pick up discarded change: 1) In time, I could eventually become a millionaire with enough spare change 2) The words In God We Trust.
Simply stated, yes I do. I trust Him completely. If we can’t/don’t trust God, where is our trust? Jesus said, Those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them. (John 6:37) In God We Trust.
My life has taken numerous turns. The last year and half have been extremely tumultuous. With each obstacle, I have trusted Him. If had told me four years ago I would be back out on the road driving an 18 wheeler again, I would have had a pretty good laugh. Life was good back then. I have with accepted God’s call back to the big road to, I believe, reach lost people all over the country. In God I trust.
So, why pick up an unrecognizable penny? It has God’s name on it. I pick it up out of respect. Nationally, it is considered disrespectful for the United States flag to be left on the ground. If we show that kind of respect for a national symbol, why should we not have even more reverence for something bearing God’s name? After all, you would certainly not want something with your own or your family’s name on it being discarded haphazardly in the street.
Next time you see a penny on the floor or street, please pick it up. In God We Trust.
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