A Native Soldier`s Bible
A young NATIVE soldier was in his
bunkhouse all alone one Sunday
morning . 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 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 CREATOR."
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 Creator 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 Creator.
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:
Mark, Luke and John.
The Five is for the five virgins
that were ten but only
five of themwere glorified.
The Six is for the six days it took
Creator to create the Heavens
The Seven is for the day the Creator 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 the Creator
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 the Creator
handed down to Moses on tablets made of stone.
The Jack is a reminder of Satan.
One of Creator first Spirit 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 a year.
The four suits represents the four
Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
Each suit has thirteen cards, there
thirteen weeks in a quarter.
So when I want to talk to Creator
and thank Him,
I just pull out this olddeck 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?"
No Matter who you call your
there is only one.. So 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.