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It is said that there are no atheists in foxholes.

      It was a time of war...a time of battle, lives lost forever on a field of sorrow.  The general in charge was a religious man...a man of letters... a man of the word.  He felt compelled to insure that the men in his command, his men...did not go to meet their maker unprepared.  At his own expense, he bought and issued a bible to each and every soldier.  And Sunday services were required. 
     Yes, this was long ago, a time when our country was quarreling with itself.  So, you might understand that the general was both taken back and affronted when it was reported to him that on this Sunday...a soldier was caught gambling and not in services.  The man was brought before him, deck of cards in hand.  When an explanation was demanded as to why the soldier was desecrating the Sabbath, the man said, that he was not gambling, only playing with the cards.  

Here is his story, as he explained it to the general.

  • The ace or the card with one spot tells me that there is but one God.
  • The card with two spots reminds me that the Bible is divide into two parts,
  • the old and the new testaments.
  • The trey - that there are three persons in the trinity.
  • The four spotted card tells me that the New Testament was written by the four Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
  • The five - that there were five foolish and five wise virgins.
  • The six - reminds me that God created the world in six days.
  • Seven, of course, the Sabbath and that he rested on that seventh day.
  • The card with eight spots serves to remind me of the eight beatitudes, perhaps the greatest sermon preached by our Lord. 
  • The nine card tells me of the nine lepers who did not return to the Savior to give thanks.
  • The ten - for the ten commandments.
  • The Jack....the jack is the knave, the Devil who goes about seeking the destruction of souls.
  • The Queen is the Mother of Heaven, the Mother of God.
  • The King, is the Kingdom of Heaven which will be my reward of a good life.
  • But the deck of cards is even more.  The pack is an almanac.
  • There are fifty two cards in the deck, telling me there are fifty-two Sundays in the year.  Add up all the spots and you will find 365 in all, telling me there are 365 days in the year.
  • There are thirteen cards to a suite, which tells me there are thirteen lunar months in the year.
  • In all, there are twelve face cards, which reminds me there are twelve calendar months to each year.
  • There are four suites, hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs, signifying the four seasons, spring, winter, summer and fall.   People see what they  want to see.  
It is written, that the story is true. 

 But whether it is true or not, it is a lesson for all of us on how we see our world.

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