Thursday, December 1, 2011


Deck of Cards

It was quiet that day, the guns and the mortars, and land mines for some reason hadn't been heard.
The young soldier knew it was Sunday, the holiest day of the week.
As he was sitting there, he got out an old deck of cards and laid them out across his bunk.

Just then an army sergeant came in and said, 'Why aren't you with the rest of the platoon?'
The soldier replied, 'I thought I would stay behind and spend some time with the Lord.'
The sergeant said, 'Looks to me like you're going to play cards.'
The soldier said, 'No, sir . You see, since we are not allowed to have Bibles or other spiritual books in this country,
I've decided to talk to the Lord by studying this deck of cards.'
The sergeant asked in disbelief, 'How will you do that?'

ACE - You see the Ace, Sergeant? It reminds me that there is only one God.

TWO - The Two represents the two parts of the Bible, Old and New Testaments

THREE - The Three represents the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost.

FOUR - The Four stands for the Four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John ..

FIVE - The Five is for the five virgins there were ten but only five of them were glorified.

SIX - The Six is for the six days it took God to create the Heavens and Earth.

SEVEN - The Seven is for the day God rested after making His Creation.

EIGHT - The Eight is for the family of Noah and his wife, their three sons and their wives -- the eight people God spared from the flood that destroyed the Earth..

NINE - The Nine is for the lepers that Jesus cleansed of leprosy He cleansed ten, but nine never thanked Him.

TEN - The Ten represents the Ten Commandments that God handed down to Moses on tablets made of stone.

JACK - The Jack is a reminder of Satan, one of God's first angels, but he got kicked out of heaven for his sly and wicked ways and is now the joker of eternal hell.

QUEEN - The Queen stands for the Virgin Mary.

KING  - The King stands for Jesus, for he is the King of all kings.

When I count the dots on all the cards, I come up with 365 total, one for every day of the year.
There are a total of 52 cards in a deck; each is a week - 52 weeks in a year.
The four suits represent the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
Each suit has thirteen cards -- there are exactly thirteen weeks in a quarter.

So when I want to talk to God and thank Him, I just pull out this old deck of cards and they remind me of all that I have to be thankful for.'

Please take a minute right now and say a prayer for all the men and woman who are currently serving in the Military and are sacrificing to protect our nation.

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Mary said...

Where's the "like" button?

Humble wife said...

I have never read this before~wow! I love it!

Sharon said...

I have heard this song before and I just love it.
thanks for posting it for us to read again also.
Have a wonderful day

Anonymous said...

Had never seen nor heard this before. Thanks for posting such a powerful way to use a deck of cards which we usually associate with degrading things in life, certainly not to worship the LORD. This does show us that our mind is a wonderful tool, it's all in how you use it..Don

Dawn said...

I saw this once before and loved it - thanks for the reminder. It's amazing!