Friday, December 18, 2009

Not Just A Deck Of Cards...

Here is a new way to look at a 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?'

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

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

Three represents the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 stands for the Virgin Mary.

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.'

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 of cards?'

Please let this be a reminder and take time to pray for all of our soldiers who are being sent away, putting their lives on the line fighting.

Prayer for the Military.

Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Protect them.
Bless them and their families
I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.



  1. Awww this was a great read, Mimi!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  2. Def a new way to look at a deck of cards!Thanks for posting!

  3. Yes, a great way to look at cards! Thanks for sharing and for the reminder to pray for our military.

  4. I have never heard of this before and def. a good way to be reminded of exactly what we have to be thankful. And, to be reminded of those, sacrificing their lives and even their freedoms, for us.

  5. That is such a great analogy!!! I love it;) I had not heard of that until today but now I am thinking that we need to send decks of cards to all the soldiers in the countries where they can not read the bible...can they use a laptop? If they can then they should be able to get the bible online. We need to make that happen. Lets start a blog
    Go start it now!!! ;)

  6. Great post! It gives a whole new light on sending hope to our soldier. this story and a deck of cards could make a huge difference in their lives.

  7. I came over to visit you here Mimi! :) I enjoyed your post. We have Dave Roever coming to our church this weekend. Do you know of him? Anyway, it is a special service dedicated for the military since we live near the Dayton Air Force BAse

  8. This is just a great post. I loving reading these.

  9. Ooh, awesome post! Wow. Isn't it amazing how you can tie all that together!

    We do need to pray for our troops (and their families) as it's always hard to be separated from loved ones this time of year. Also praying for those who have recently lost a loved one.

  10. Thank you! I will never view cards the same. Such a blessing.

  11. OH, it's been MANY years since I've heard this story... but back when I was a little girl, this was in 'song form' and played on Sunday Morning Gospel Hour. We'd listen to the radio while getting ready for church on Sunday mornings and I heard it most every Sunday. That song along with "The Unicorn Song" and "Jesus, This is Jimmy". Ahhhh, Pretty cool memories you brought back for me. Thanks!

  12. I have not heard that before...but what an eye opener. Thanks for sharing and it really hits home with working in a military school. Blessings to all of our soliders and their families...
    thanks for helping us to remember

  13. Thank you for sharing this! My soldier is away this CHRISTmas, so I appreciate all those that keep them in their mind and their families as it isn't easy with him gone. :(

  14. How neat, I had never heard this!!!

  15. There is even much, much more to a deck of cards than the story you posted. We each have, by mathematical formula, a birth card which signifies the spiritual path we must walk in this life. Mine is the 9 of Hearts, for example. And, we have not only a birth card but an entire 'hand' of cards that 'we have been dealt.' That's why we always want to know 'what's in the cards for us' so we can learn to 'play our cards right.'

    with love,
    Founder & Director
    The Center for Spiritual Nutrition

  16. I will never forget the first time I herd the song the back porch harmony on


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