Friday, July 4, 2014

Money and God

Today would usually be Friday 5, but I am taking the week of in lieu of the holiday.  This is a repost from an post 3 years ago that I wrote on the 4th of July, and would love to share it again today.  Happy 4th of July everyone!

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. Very nice. I love how people debate the separation of Church and state and at the same time it was based off Christian beliefs. It's so nicely entwined!