Louise Kovacs (elder)

In God we trust, all others pay cash. This saying was popular in the 1960s; the title of the sermon reminded me of it. I remember a friend asking me if I knew what it meant. I took it literally, and she said that I was wrong. It suggests that only God is trustworthy. This was before the widespread use of credit cards, so might imply that if we want to make purchases, we should only use cash. According to Wikepedia, it was also the title of a novel, written by Jean Shepherd and published in October, 1966.

God is trustworthy. "Jesus called out with a loud voice, 'Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.' When he said this, he breathed his last." (Luke23:46) This is a profound expression of trust. The Psalms are full of petitions to God, of people seeking refuge and trusting their lives to God. It is easy to have faith when things are going well, but so much more difficult in times of trouble. Our faith is tested.

I am intrigued with the concept of trust. It is probably something that most of us do without thinking about it. When we fall asleep at night, we trust that we will wake up in the morning. When we make a phone call, we trust that we will be connected to the right person. When we drive our cars, we trust that we will arrive safely at our destinations. Ultimately, we trust God.