Jesus loves Programmers
Well, you can say that programming runs in the family. His Father literally created the first “Hello World” application back in the day.
It ran so well that it only needed a single restart in Noah’s time. Even to this day His world is still in motion, gliding around the sun at the exact distance needed for bearable temperatures, tilting at 23.5 degrees to provide the seasons, with the moon’s gravity providing the endless cycles of the tides. What an incredible feat of engineering!
The source code is on GodHub – Project Genesis.
God’s design was perfect, but there was an attacker trying to break the program. The devil distorted the truth and the newbies (Adam and Eve) cherry-picked from the wrong branch, causing a major conflict on Master.
The inner configuration of the human form was distorted from that moment on and the bug reports started pouring in:
- Lying, stealing, coveting, adultery, murder
- Idols, carved images, taking the Lord’s name in vain
Mankind tried to fix themselves by making a Rules Engine (REligion): “If we do these 613 things every day, we’ll be fine“. But no matter how hard they tried to fix their bugs, they never got a green build.
Religion was never a good test double for true friendship with God.
Just when they were totally lost, God sent His Son to save the project. In true Matrix fashion He injected the Saviour, Jesus Christ, into His own creation so that our salvation could depend on His actions on the cross. Now that’s dependency injection for you!
The Bible tells us…
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting lifeJohn 3:16
Merge conflict resolved! The finished work on the cross is how He showed us His eternal and unfailing love. Now you and I can choose how we respond.
Jesus offers to reformat our hearts and minds with His unfailing love. He’s not interested in an outward change alone (the Facade Pattern). He can upgrade us from the inside by installing a new OS. He invites us to be born again by accepting His gift through faith.
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.Romans 10:9-10
Being born again is as easy as applying the SOLID principles:
- S – Sin is destructive. Turn away from it at all costs
- O – Open your heart and mind to hear God from an open Bible
- L – Love the Lord with all your heart and your neighbour as yourself
- I – The “I” must die. Love is selfless.
- D – Decide to obey Jesus’ instructions in the Bible
Take a moment and say it out loud: “Lord Jesus, I admit my sins and turn away from them now. Thank you for dying in my place. I elect You as my Master and decide to obey your instructions.”
Well done! You just began your eternal walk with Jesus and entered into a limitless supply of His love.
Contact me if you want to share your conversion experience with someone, or if you need help taking this important step in your life.
Merry Christmas, Absa family!
Your friend, Morné