As I was teaching our beloved 7 year old son, Reuben, to write a computer program, he was figuring out that by using the shortcuts such as Command+C to copy and Command+V to paste, he could hasten his development time. He then started asking me about other shortcuts and I told him the importance of Command+S to save his work and Command+X to cut a piece a code and when he made a mistake, he could use Command+Z to undo his mistake.
Suddenly, he experienced an epiphany and gleefully expressed with a twinkle in his eye, “Dada, dada, Command+S is what Jesus does – he saves, while Command+X is what the devil does – he cuts.” and I said “Yes, that is so true.” and then we digressed into thinking as to what Command+C (to copy) and Command+V (to paste) and Command+Z (to undo) could mean and Reuben said, “Jesus is the Copy of God – fully God and each time the devil tries to cut us down, he uses Command+Z to undo the work of the devil and uses Command+V to paste back what the devil tries to take away from us.”
Out of the mouth of babes, God perfects praise (Matthew 21:16).
All of these are Biblically sound and supported.
Command+X: The thief’s (devil’s) purpose is to steal and kill (cut) and destroy. (John 10:10, NLT)
Command+S: For the Son of Man (Jesus) came to seek and save those who are lost. (Luke 19:10, NLT)
Command+C: Jesus Christ is the visible image (copy) of the invisible God. (Colossians 1:15, NLT)
Command+Z: He that doeth sin, is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. In this thing the Son of God (Jesus) appeared, that he undo the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8, WYC)
Command+V: Restore (paste) to me the joy of your salvation and make me willing to obey you. (Psalm 51:12, NLT)
Points to ponder:
Are your under the bondage of the devil who seeks to cut you down and take away the joy of your salvation? Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, who has come to seek you and me and save all those who are lost. He is the copy of the invisible God and he came to undo the works of the devil and restore to us the relationship that man once had with God, before he sinned.