Amazing Deck of Cards

A young soldier was alone in his bunkhouse 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. He knew it was Sunday, the
holiest day
of the week. As he
sat 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 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 God.

The Two
represents the two parts of the Bible, Old and New Testaments. The
Three
represents the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

The Four stands for the Four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
The Five
is for the five virgins, there were ten, but only five of them were
glorified. The Six is for the six days it took God to create the
Heavens and
Earth.

The Seven is for the day God rested after working the six days. The
Eight is
for the family of Noah, his wife, their three sons and their wives.
God
saved these 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 lake of fire.

The Queen stands for the bride of Christ, which is called His
church, or
body of believers that wait for his return.

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 in
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 and after a minute, with tears in his
eyes and
pain in his heart, he said, “Soldier, can I borrow that deck of
cards?”

?"If My people, which are called by My Name, shall humble
themselves, and
pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then
will

I hear
from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

?-- II Chronicles 7:14

Will you send this on so that we can have a multitude of our people
humbling
themselves to pray, seeking God’s face, turning from selfish
behavior?

Jonvy… amazing ya. Good one… :lol:

touching =)

dnt get so emo la… so hw is this in the jokes section?