A young soldier was in his bunkhouse all alone one Sunday morning
over in Afghanistan. It was quiet that day, the guns and the mortars,
and land mines for some reason hadn't made a noise. 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
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 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 that there is only one
The Two represents the two parts of the Bible, Old and New
The Three represents the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
The Four stands for the Four Apostles: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
The Five is for the five virgins that were ten but only five of them
The Six is for the six days it took God to create the Heavens and
The Seven is for the day God rested after working the six days.
The Eight is for the family of Noah and his wife, their three sons
and their wives, in which God saved the eight people from the flood that
destroyed the earth for the first time.
The Nine is for the lepers that Jesus cleansed of leprosy. He
cleansed ten but nine never thanked Him.
The Ten represents the Ten Commandments that God handed down to Moses
on tablets made of stone.
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.
The Queen stands for the Virgin Mary.
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
The four suits represents the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and
Each suit has thirteen cards, there are exactly thirteen weeks in a
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
The sergeant just stood there and 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 for us.
God Bless America!
Author: Unknown Submitted By: Mathew Johns, Ohio, USA