Jesus and Satan have an argument as to who is the better
programmer. This goes on for a few hours until they agree to hold
a contest with God as the judge.
They set themselves before their computers and begin. They type
furiously for several hours, lines of code streaming up the screen.
Seconds before the end of the competition, a bolt of lightning strikes,
taking out the electricity. Moments later, the power is restored, and
God announces that the contest is over. He asks Satan to show what
he has come up with.
Satan is visibly upset, and cries, "I have nothing! I lost it all when the
power went out."
"Very well, then," says God, "let us see if Jesus fared any better."
Jesus enters a command, and the screen comes to life in vivid display,
the voices of an angelic choir pour forth from the speakers.
Satan is astonished. He stutters, "But how?! I lost everything, yet
Jesus' program is intact! How did he do it?"
God chuckles, "Jesus saves."
Submitted by reader S.P.