In a Soldiers Words

About 10 years ago I received an e-mail and had held onto it.  I felt with all that is happening in the world now, it would be a good time to let it circulate again. 

There’s a famous story concerning a soldier and his deck of cards that is believed to date back to the seventeenth century. 

Richard Middleton was found looking at a deck of cards in church, and was taken to the mayor to explain his action. He explained to the mayor that the “pack of cards is both Bible, Almanac and Prayer book to me”.  He proved it by demonstrating how each card was somehow connected with the Bible. 

The Ace represents one. It reminds us 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 Apostles: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. 

The Five is for the five virgins that 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 and his wife, their three sons and their wives, in whom 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 the tablets made of stone. 

The Jack is a reminder of Satan. On 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. 

“ Note” In the 1950’s Wink Martindale, Tex Morton, and several other country music singers recorded this story as a song called “Deck of Cards”. 

Laura “LaBefana” Colavito-Agosta