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 casually mentioned that her daughter once had a coin collection, and asked if the penny he had found had been of some value. She had seen many pennies before! What was the point of this? She read the words, "United States of America? 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?
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Who am I to pass it by? I pick the coin up as a response to God; that I do trust in Him.
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For a short time, at least, I cherish it as if it were gold. 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 cannot change. I read the words, "In God We Trust," and had to laugh. Yes, God, I get the message.
Pennies from Heaven
The boss indulged his guests both at home on his estate as well as out as exclusive dining establishments. On one occasion as they were about to enter an exclusive restaurant, the boss was walking slightly ahead of them. He stopped suddenly, looking down on the pavement for a long, silent moment.
An awkward silence folllowed. There was nothing on the ground except a single darkened penny that someone had dropped, a few cigarette butts and assorted litter. Quietly, the rich 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 of a single penny? Why would he even take the time to stop and pick it up?
Pennies From Heaven Story: In God We Trust - Prayables
Throughout dinner, the penny bothered her. Finally, she causally mentioned that her son once had a coin collection, and asked if the penny he had found had been rare. No, not that; read further. In God we Trust? And if I trust in God, the name of God is holy, even on a coin.