I post this beautiful video to honor our soldiers and veterans. Thank you for your service.
What does a soldier, a deck of cards and prayer have in common? Find out.
The story is supposed to date from the late 1700’s in which a soldier uses a deck of cards as a tool for prayer and quiet reflection. There are many “versions” of this tale but the idea remains the same.
A soldier overseas at war sits in his bunker with a deck of cards spread out on his bed.
His deck of cards acts as his Bible.
Each card represents something to the soldier. Here are examples of what certain cards remind the soldier of:
Ace- reminds me there in only 1 God Dt 4:39 1 Corinthians 8:4
2 – the 2 halves of the Bible, the Old Testament and the New Testament
3 – the Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
4 – the 4 Apostles- Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
5 – the 5 wise virgins and 5 Foolish virgins Matt 25:1-13
6 – the 6 days in which God made the Heavens and the Earth Genesis 1
7 – Completion. On the 7th day God rested from his work Genesis 2:1-2
8 – the 8 righteous people,Noah’s family,which God saved in the Ark from the great Flood
9 – the 9 of 10 lepers were cleansed by Jesus yet only 1 was thankful Luke 17:11-19
10 – the 10 Commandments
Jack- Satan which means “adversary”
Queen- the Virgin Mary Matthew 1
King- Jesus, the King John 18:37
There are more correlations with the deck of card- 4 suits, 13 cards per suit, 52 cards, 12 face cards etc.- but I don’t want to spoil the surprises. Maybe you can try to GUESS before you watch the video.
Be sure to watch the entire 3 minute video – there is a very magical ending.
The story says Jesus is the King of this soldier’s heart.
Is Jesus the King of your heart?
If so, how do you show this on a daily basis?
If not, think about why. Only you truly know or care.
If you are not a believer, you owe it to yourself to investigate. Your eternity is at stake.
I pray you find the truth.
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Personal Relationship with God, How To Receive Eternal Salvation-Say “Yes” to Christ
The Jesus Film
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To God be the glory!