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PENNIES FROM HEAVEN — September 20, 2010 by Yvonne Freeman

Posted in A WOMAN'S VOICE,INSPIRATIONAL POEMS ~ SPIRITUAL SATURDAY by doloresayotte on September 20, 2010
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“Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”  – Hebrews 1:14 

On the side walk in the street, look … there’s another one right at my feet.

They leave a trail, I know not where.  I’ll never go broke, these pennies are mounting up.  It’s funny it’s silly, a grown woman picking up pennies.  Lord, what are you trying to tell me?  Is the meaning hidden somewhere in these pennies?

So many pennies all stored in a jar; some shiny some dull, some tarnished, I can see them all.  They all look so different but their value is the same.  They’re still just pennies, pennies that don’t look the same. 

They remind me of the people I’ve met on my journey in this universe.  Lord, is that the answer to it all?  They’re people not pennies in that jar. 

White and black, young and old; some have money, others are pretty needy.  Each touched my life in some small way.  Good or bad, it made me the person I am today.  We’re all God’s children.  We don’t look the same.  Just like those pennies, our value is the same. 

God speaks to us through the people we meet.  He delivers messages that way.  When you meet a stranger who gives you a helping hand one day.  When you talk to people who suddenly supply the answers that you seek.  And others who finish your very thought before you can even speak.  They’re angels in disguise, performing blessing right before your very eyes. 

Pennies from heaven, they are angels in disguise.  They don’t stay long, they’re just passing on.  They were never meant to stay; they’re in and out of our lives every day.  They stop and interact, dropping off a blessing which sometimes turn into a lesson. 

So don’t throw away those pennies you find each and every day.  By the grace of God, who knows, they may come in handy someday. 

“For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:  And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.”   – Luke 4: 10, 11 

By: Yvonne C. Freeman

From: Y: Spiritual Journey




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  1. Audra Krell said,

    Wow Yvonne! “They’re people not pennies in that jar,” is my favorite line. I love the rhythm of your powerful message, you are a gifted writer. Thank you for sharing your heart with us today. God is so good, all the time. What an abundance he gives!

  2. Sarah said,

    really beautiful post…loved reading this.

  3. Lorraine Gauthier said,

    Beautiful poem Yvonne and so true!! Great analogy!!! I loved it!!

  4. Judith said,

    Yvonne, As someone who picks up a penny whenever I see one, I appreciate your insights on this action. Just a few days ago, I had a jar full of them and rolled them up to take to the bank. I hope they never stop making pennies, especially now that I can think of them as people or even angels. Thank you.

  5. Audra, Sarah, Lorraine and Judith,
    I would like to thank you on behalf of Yvonne and myself for your wonderful comments. This poem has special meaning to me. I always pick up pennies and now they have even more meaning than before. 🙂

  6. Ginny Hamlin said,

    I love reading Yvonne’s words. I am a fan of her work. She is gifted and the sweetness of the Lord resonates on her words. Dolores, thank you for sharing your page with writers we might not have come to know–I Iove your generous heart. 😉

  7. Jwa said,

    Yvonne, that was beautiful! I always picked up pennies myself, but penny picking has a whole new meaning. Thanx!

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