😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you. Today I want to share with you something I read at about 12 or so years ago. I can’t remember the last time I looked at it, but it is something that has stuck with me through the years and is brought back to mind from time to time. I don’t know who the author is, so I’m sorry I can’t give credit where credit is due.
Jesus and Satan were having an on-going argument about who was better on the computer. They had been going at it for days, and frankly God was tired of hearing all the bickering. Finally fed up, God said, — THAT’S IT! I have had enough. I am going to set up a test that will run for two hours, and from those results, I will judge who does the better job.
So Satan and Jesus sat down at the keyboards and typed away.
They e-mailed with attachments.
They did spreadsheets.
They wrote reports.
They created labels and cards.
They created charts and graphs.
They did some genealogy reports.
They did every job known to man.
Jesus worked with heavenly efficiency and Satan was faster than hell.
Then, ten minutes before their time was up, lightning suddenly flashed across the sky, thunder rolled, rain poured, and, of course, the power went off.
Satan stared at his blank screen and screamed every curse word known in the underworld.
Jesus just sighed.
Finally the electricity came back on, and each of them restarted their computers. Satan started searching frantically, screaming:
— It’s gone! It’s all GONE! I lost everything when the power went out!
Meanwhile, Jesus quietly started printing out all of his files from the past two hours of work.
Satan observed this and became irate.
— Wait! — he screamed. — That’s not fair! He cheated! How come he has all his work and I don’t have any?
God just shrugged and said:
— Jesus saves
It’s that simple. Jesus saves. Not just a portion of His work. All of His work, which includes you and me. We are saved because He consciously made a choice. Now the choice is yours. Are you willing to make the conscience decision to hit the Save button on your life? The ironic thing about me sharing this with you today is that I know I saved this many years ago when I first read it. I told myself, “This is a keeper. I’ll share this at some point.” Well, once you Save, you have to remember where you saved it. Heck, that was three computers and who knows how many thumb drives ago. It could be saved on any of those devices. But if you save your life with Jesus Christ, what you have saved will never be lost. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The Alpha and Omega. Praise God for that. Amen!
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