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A Short Christmas Interview with Jerry
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"This is what the Lord says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, and ask where the good way is, and walk in it. You will find rest for your soul."
Jeremiah 6:16 NIV

"Before It's Too Late"

By Jerry Stewart Vision Productions picedgelettering_stack   I’m sort of an amateur coin collector - I've enjoyed collecting all the state quarters. So when I heard that there was going to be a new presidential one dollar coin I was really excited. When the day came that my local bank had the new coin, I bought five. It was so pretty - gold in color with George Washington's face on the front and Lady Liberty on the back - I was so proud.

But then I noticed something - two very important pieces were not on the coin –

“E Pluribus Unum”, and “In God We Trust”.

I know that Congress enacted legislation over 150 years ago making it a law that both of these key phrases must be on each US coin.

So I approached the bank teller and told her that those coins must be flawed - where are these two phrases? And that's when she showed me, unbelievably, on the edge of the coin, written so small that the words were almost unreadable, there were the words – “E Pluribus Unum”, and “In God We Trust”. I was sick in my stomach, but mostly in my heart.

Why? Because the two most important phrases on the coin had been moved off of the face of the coin as if they were not important.


Now you might be saying, “Why are these two phrases so important and what do they have to do with the greatness of America”? The answer is “everything”.


“E Pluribus Unum is a Latin word meaning, “many becoming one. Now, we all know that America is a nation made up of hundreds of millions of people, and we’re all in individuals - but together we make up one nation. There are some today in our nation who talk more about “globalism” than they do “nationalism”.

Now it’s important for us to realize that there are other people in the world but just us, but globalism doesn't keep us together. It’s our nationalism, “E Pluribus Unum – many becoming one”. And when we forget that we are one nation, when we embrace globalism and bury nationalism, we are saying that our country is nothing special – we’re just like everyone else. And when that idea catches on and nationalism dies, so will the greatness of America.


What about this phrase, “In God We Trust”? What difference does it make whether that shows on our coins? Our Founding Fathers knew, because they knew that without trusting and relying on God, without His help and support and guidance we would have never become a free nation.

You know, as a nation we come from simple beginnings. Our first successful community, the pilgrims, were a humble people - people who were willing to be responsible, hard workers, but they knew that they needed God, and they were humble enough to admit it. And as our nation grew we determined to keep our humble values and ideals; we recognize no royalty, we have no Kings or Queens, were all just people, humble people. But sadly, this appears to be going away.


Think about it – what’s the whole illegal alien issue really about anyway - we have become too proud and too lazy to do our own work, so we have to import people to do our work – what a sad story. We’re too good to harvest crops, or pick up garbage, to do the unimpressive, the small parts needed to make America work.

That's not what my dad taught me. My first job as a boy was to go into the briars and bushes and muckholes of Texas, to pick up garbage, to pull weeds, to fight off snakes and wasp nest, to do my job. And my Dad said that any honest day's work is a day to be proud of.

 If we in American today weren't so high and mighty, we would not need alien people to do our work. Now, we come from humble God-fearing people, but here's the truth – wouldn’t it be wonderful for us to the humbled again as a nation, before something catastrophic happens and we lose everything - then our humbleness will be too late.