In God We Trust

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by danny3861, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. danny3861

    danny3861 New Member


    Several years ago, a friend of mine and her husband were invited to spend the weekend at the husband's employer's home. My friend, Arlene, was nervous about the weekend. The boss was very wealthy, with a fine home on the water-way, and cars costing more than her house. The first day and evening went well, and Arlene was delighted to have this rare glimpse into how the very wealthy live.

    The husband's employer was quite generous as a host, and took them to the finest restaurants. Arlene knew she would never have the opportunity to indulge in this kind of extravagance again, so was enjoying herself immensely. As the three of them were about to enter an exclusive restaurant that evening, the boss was walking slightly ahead of Arlene and her husband.

    He stopped suddenly, looking down on the pavement for a long, silent moment. Arlene wondered if she was supposed to pass him. There was nothing on the ground except a single darkened penny that someone had dropped, and a few cigarette butts.

    Still silent, the man reached down and picked up the penny. He held it up and smiled, then put it in his pocket as if he had found a great treasure. How absurd! What need did this man have for a single penny?
    Why would he even take the time to stop and pick it up? Throughout dinner, the entire scene nagged at her. Finally, she could stand it no longer. She causally mentioned that her daughter once had a coin collection, and asked if the penny he had found had been of some value.

    A smile crept across the man's face as he reached into his pocket for the penny and held it out for her to see. She had seen many pennies before! What was the point of this? "Look at it." He said. "Read what it says." She read the words "United States of America." "No, not that;read further." "One cent?"

    "No, keep reading." "In God we Trust?" "Yes!" "And?" "And if I trust in God, the name of God is holy, even on a coin. Whenever I find a coin I see that inscription. It is written on every single United States coin,but we never seem to notice it! God drops a message right in front of me telling me to trust Him? Who am I to pass it by? When I see a coin, I pray, I stop to see if my trust IS in God at that moment. I pick the coin up as a response to God; that I do trust in Him. For a short time,at least, I cherish it as if it were gold. I think it is God's way of starting a conversation with me.

    Lucky for me, God is patient and pennies are plentiful!

    When I was out shopping today, I found a penny on the sidewalk. I stopped and picked it up, and realized that I had been worrying and fretting in my mind about things I can not change. I read the words,"In God We Trust," and had to smile. Yes, God, I get the message. It seems that I have been finding an inordinate number of pennies in the last few months, but then,pennies are plentiful!

    And God is patient...

    -- Author Unknown
  2. Sandyz

    Sandyz New Member

    This was a very good story and it is so true. I`m so glad they put"IN God We Trust" on our money. Its a good reminder of all we have and the awesome God that created all this for us.

  3. ValleyGirl89

    ValleyGirl89 New Member

    Glad you posted this! I read this somewhere and cannot remember where but when you posted about Pennies from heaven the other day, I thought about this story. I replied back to you on that post and it was in relation to this story! I could not remember much about this story and have thought of it often, so glad that you posted it, now I can print it out!
  4. danny3861

    danny3861 New Member

    Thanks everyone. God bless yall.

  5. Yesh

    Yesh New Member

    I do no think a day goes by that i do not find atleast one penny. i usually pick up the penny and add it to my rainy day spending jar.

    I know I will never look at a penny or any other coin laying on the ground in the same way. It seems God has been sending me daily messages to trust him and i have been ignoring the message by stuffing it in a jar.