Thank you to the Princeton City Council for making In God We Trust the city motto.
But I ask, What God are we talking about? For some it would be Allah, for others the god of some other religion. People can even make gods of money, possessions, nature, station in life, etc.
In God We Trust is printed on our coins and paper money. Included in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America are the words “under God.”
So who is this God we acknowledge? Since our country was once known as a Christian nation, I believe the God referred to on our money and in our pledge is the Christian God, the God we learn about in the Bible, as well as all he created.
Can we know this God, or is he so distant that we can’t relate to him? We read in James 4:8 “Come near to God and he will come near to you.” Psalm 34:8 says “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” And Revelation 3:20 gives us a personal invitation to have fellowship with God, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”
The Christian God is the one who created the heavens and the earth and everything in them. He is the one some refer to as “a higher power,” or “the man upstairs,” or “mother nature.” This amazing God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and present everywhere; he is eternal and never changes.
Thanks again, city council, for making In God We Trust our city motto. It would be nice to have a banner displaying the motto on it.
Evelyn King, Princeton