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MAGIC TRICKS Guest Post by Robert’s Musings
I recently watched some card tricks on my computer, and actually was impressed at the dexterity of their hands in handling the decks of cards.
They could have fooled me if I was involved up close in their performance.
As I watched in amusement a new thought came to me; something I had never thought of before.
Of course everyone knows there are four suits; Spades, Clubs, Hearts and Diamonds but what stood out was the significance each suit could stand for.
The Spades; To me represent the labor of mankind, metaphorically the digging in the ground. Genesis 3:19 in the sweat of thy face shall you eat bread, until you return unto the ground; for out of it you were taken: for dust you art, and unto dust shall you return.
This principle of hard labor has never been revoked and will not be until the total redemption of man occurs. The only way to avoid this is to take advantage of other people's labor. This is easily done within this democracy in
. Them that don't work don't eat doesn't seem to
apply here. America
The Clubs; represent the violence that is rampart in our world. The "doing it my way" gave birth to this philosophy that has damned mankind. First manifested by Adam and Eve, and was fully brought to fruition by Cain's slaying of Abel, who was beat to death with a tool of violence.
The Diamonds; stand for the wealth men die for. Whether they come by it dishonestly or work themselves to death for it, it encompasses all of the lust and greed for superiority of one person over another. Our world is so constituted for everyone to rule over someone else till we come down to the last individual at the bottom with no one below him.
The Hearts; represent pure unfeigned love. Something there is very little of. There are many imitations of love but are merely proclamations of a reality that exists. Words easily spoken without substance produce a product of lust and self gratification. Love is a quality that makes each heart vulnerable to deception but without love no soul is complete.
Then I recalled a song I heard in my youth, it is revived on occasion and brought back. It is simply called "A deck of cards" and the link below leads to Tex Ritter's version of it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsCiaxPhtVY