Monday, July 4, 2011

Money and God

The following conversation happened earlier this year- but in lieu of our nations birthday today- I decided this was a perfect time to post it.

Lucas was looking at some dollar bills

Lucas-reading: "in God we trust"..."Why does it say that?"

I then took the time to talk with him about how our country was founded. I told him that many who came to this country came as they wanted religious freedom. They believed in God and wanted to be able to worship Him as they deemed right. The founding fathers were grateful for this country and grateful for God's hand in preserving this nation.

I ended my explanation by telling him that some people no longer believe in God.

Lucas: "What, why don't they believe in God? If I didn't believe in God and saw this on the dollar bill then I would believe."

Oh, thus be it ever, when free men shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust!"
The third verse to our nation's anthem

Happy 4th of July!

I remember why this nation was formed.


  1. Isn't it amazing the things our children say.

    Hope you have a happy 4th!

  2. I love the innocence of children, they have such a simple mind. It's no wonder why God says to be like the little children!

    God DOES bless America!

  3. We sang the national anthem at church. That song makes my heart swell and literally gives me chills. It's an amazing song. I love Lucas' sweet heart!

  4. If only it could be as easy as that!

    Happy 4th!

  5. What a great story. I'm glad you shared it. Happy 4th!

  6. What a cutie! In God we trust...a welcome reminder this Independence day!

    Enjoy your holiday!

  7. Yes! In God we trust and in God we have freedom! I find it funny that people who "love" this country but don't believe in God celebrate today. It's such a bigger holiday than just our country's birthday. We celebrate first the freedom that was given to us by God! :)

  8. I think Mimi (And Lucas) said it perfectly. We have this land because of God, and owe everything to Him. Thanks for sharing this today!

  9. Perfect post for the 4th of July! I hope you are enjoying your day.

  10. children say the best things happy fourth

    Everyday Life

  11. I really love how you explained that to him. :)

    I hope your 4th of July was wonderful!

  12. Amen, Em!
    Hope you had a great 4th! Beautiful picture :)

  13. Haha! Yep, makes perfect sense to me too. Who are these nonbelievers and don't they have money?

  14. I love that verse! Lucas is very wise! :)

  15. I'm honestly not sure I've ever heard that verse and love that you shared it. Thank you!! I hope all of you had a great 4th!!

  16. Fantastic!
    Absolutely wonderful!!

  17. Love that conversation - like, a lot!