Jesus and Satan were having an ongoing argument about who was better
on his computer. They had been going at it for days, and God was
tired of hearing all of the bickering. Finally God said,
"Cool it. I am going to set up a test that will run two
hours and I will judge who does the better job."
So down Satan and Jesus sat at the keyboards and typed away. They moused.
They did spreadsheets. They wrote reports. They sent
faxes. They sent e-mail. They sent out e-mail with
attachments. They downloaded. They did some genealogy
reports. They made cards. They did every known job.
But ten minutes before their time was up, lightening suddenly flashed
across the sky, thunder rolled, the rain poured and,
of course, the electricity went off. Satan
stared at his blank screen and screamed every curse word known in the
underworld. Jesus just sighed. The electricity finally flickered
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.
Satan observed this and became irate. "Wait! He
cheated! How did he do it?"
God shrugged and said, "Jesus saves."