is a new way to look at a deck
Please do not delete! You will
be glad you didn't.
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
As he was sitting there, he got
out an old deck of cards
and laid them out across his
Just then an army sergeant came
in and said,
'Why aren't you with the rest of
The soldier replied, 'I thought
I would stay
behind and spend some time with
The sergeant said, 'Looks to me
like you're going to play
The soldier said,
'No, sir . You see, since we are
not allowed to have Bibles
or other spiritual books in this
I've decided to talk to the Lord
by studying this deck of
The sergeant asked in disbelief,
'How will you do that?'
'You see the Ace, Sergeant? It
reminds me that there is only
The Two represents the two parts
of the Bible, Old and New
The Three represents the Father,
Son, and the Holy Ghost.
The Four stands for the Four
Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and
The Five is for the five virgins
there were ten
but only five of them were
The Six is for the six days it
took God to create the Heavens
The Seven is for the day God
rested after making His
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 Nine is for the lepers that
Jesus cleansed of leprosy
He cleansed ten, but nine never
The Ten represents the Ten
Commandments that God handed
to Moses on tablets made of
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
The Queen stands for the Virgin
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
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
The sergeant just stood there.
After a minute, with tears in
his eyes and
pain in his heart, he said,
'Soldier, can I borrow that deck
Please let this be a reminder
and take time to pray for all of
who are being sent away, putting
their lives on the line
Prayer for the Military.