Do you pick up a penny when you see it on the ground? Or do you step over it, thinking “It is only a penny”? Do you see it and think “Find a penny, pick it up. All day long you’ll have good luck”? Or do you leave it if it is tail-side up?
Did you know that the government estimates it costs 2.41 cents to manufacture each penny. Suddenly that penny on the ground looks a little more appealing…
I heard a story that there was a very rich man that always picked up a penny when he saw it on the ground. Others wondered why, with his wealth, he would bother with a penny. His response had to do with the writing on the coin. “In God we Trust”
He said: “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 God is patient and pennies are plentiful!”
Today, I hope you find a penny. I hope that you pick it up, and remember to trust in God.
Dear God, Please forgive me. Please forgive me when I trust more in myself than in you. Forgive me when I think that I know best and when I turn my back on you. Help me to listen for your guidance. Help me to live a life that would serve you better. In your holy name, Amen