Jesus and Satan were having an ongoing argument about who was better on the
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 Satan and Jesus sat down at the keyboards and typed away. They moused.
They did spreadsheets. They wrote reports. They sent faxes. They sent emails.
They sent out emails with attachments. They downloaded. They did some
genealogy reports. They made cards. They did every known job. But 10 minutes
before their time was up, lightning suddenly flashed across the sky, thunder
clapped, 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
and screamed, "It's gone! It's all gone! I lost everything when the power
Meanwhile, Jesus quietly started printing out all of his files from the past
two hours of diligent work. Satan observed this and became irate. "Wait! He
cheated! How did he do it?"
God shrugged and said, "Jesus saves."