Parable of the Lost Computer Cables

There once was a man who wanted to use two computers at the same time because he was a geek. He knew he needed an A/B switch to make it work with only one monitor, mouse, and keyboard, but he couldn't find his A/B switch. It had become lost and he couldn't remember where he put it.

In desperation, he scoured his home, trying desperately to find it. Looking in once closet or storage trunk after another, he felt failure after failure sting at his heart. Indeed, more than anything, he just wanted to find that switch. The joy it would bring would far outweigh any pain or embarrassment he would suffer in finding it.

Finally, just as he was about to give up, he spotted one last place in which to look. Not getting his hopes up, but secretly wanting desperately to end the search successfully, he looked in this last storage place.

There, to his excitement and joy, he found his A/B switch, and now he has his computers set up perfectly.

And now, I call on you all to rejoice with me, for I have found my lost A/B switch.

"Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.' In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents". Luke 15:8-10

I know it's silly to use a story about a lost computer part to show the love God has for us, but I am seriously glad God swept the world to find me.


Alicia said...

I'm glad he searched me out as well!

Steve said...


I was the lost coin that was worthy of the search, I am the lost sheep he was willing to leave 99 for, and I have been prodigal in my life, yet He never stopped looking for me to come home.



The Navy Christian said...

Amen to you both. Really, God did a miracle when he rescued us. I'm so glad he did!

Stephanie Kay said...

Your parable is hysterical. I live with a geek who does similar things. :) BTW. Joel's also a Ubuntu fan.

The Navy Christian said...

Thanks for your comment! Good to hear that your hubby has a good eye on technology (not that I doubted). Send him over to the blog!