On April 22, 2014 as a nation we celebrate the 150th anniversary of our national motto, “In God We Trust”.
Our national motto is a vital part of the history and heritage of the United States. In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a law authorizing the United States Mint to add the phrase “In God We Trust” on the nation’s one-cent and two-cent coins. Since then, the phrase has been inscribed on most U.S. coins and paper currencies. On July 30, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower approved a joint resolution of Congress declaring “In God We Trust” as the national motto of the United States. On July 24, 2000, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution encouraging the display of our national motto in all public buildings.
The sentiment “In God We Trust” is deeply woven into the fabric of our civil society. The Declaration of Independence recognizes God as the source of our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The word of God is clear, “Trust in the Lord forever, For in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock”. (Is. 26:4)
Join me in giving thanks to the Lord our God that our nation’s motto is, “In God We Trust”. Tell your children, teach your grandchildren, do not allow this truth to be removed (Deut. 6:7).
Finally on April 22, 2014 I invite you to join me and shout to the Lord, “In God I Trust”.
Patricia L. Wenzel