Jesus Saves

Flannery O’Connor once said ““I think it is safe to say that while the South is hardly Christ-centered, it is most certainly Christ-haunted.” That haunting quickly becomes apparent with a drive in the country because of one thing: the “Jesus Saves” sign. The variety of these signs are amazing.  There’s the neon church sign:

The car sign:

One of my favorites, using Jesus to get a little bump for your business:


“Jesus saves”graffiti. Evidently, someone has punctuation issues:

Then, of course, there’s the sarcastic stuff:

“Jesus Saves” scroll saw art:

They’ll even put it on a pocketknife:

Finally, just because I’m that kind of guy, I’ll leave you with this joke:

Jesus and Satan were having a discussion as to who is the better programmer. This goes on for a few hours until they come to an agreement to hold a contest, with God as the judge. They sit themselves at their computers and begin. They type furiously, lines of code streaming up the screen, for several hours straight.

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, “Jesus, show me the results of all your typing.”Jesus enters a command, and the everything runs flawlessly. Satan is completely astonished.  He stutters, “B-b-but how? I lost everything, yet Jesus’ program is intact.  How did he do it?”

“Easy” said God with an all-knowing smile, “Jesus saves.”