Thursday, September 3, 2009

"System Restore"

Having some recent experience with the Koobface virus (ewwwwww.....), I've just gotta share...

My antivirus software picked up on it and quarantined the files - but apparently not QUITE quick enough. Any hope of updating my antivirus software or accessing a malware removal site was blocked.

I struggled for a while, trying to figure out how to get rid of the results of it. I tried all sorts of creative ways to "back door" into the cleansing sites, to no avail. And then, I remembered....

"System Restore"

It's a Godsend, really.... has saved my life - well, my computer's, anyhow - on more than one occasion. Click a couple of buttons, pick a date to restore to and voila! My computer is back to the moment before I clicked the link that unleashed the beast.

My malware searching program is now updated, and I have free, unblocked internet searching once again.

As the "system restore complete" message appeared, I thought to myself. "Gosh, wouldn't it be nice to have a 'system restore' feature in life? At first thought, yes... but then I reconsidered. I looked more closely at the "difficult" times that I initially considered undoing. Each has brought a gift, though. Walking through the difficult time has had it's advantages. Each step has brought me to where I am today.

I paused for a moment as a smile took over my face - In a way, I DO have a "system restore". Christ.

A slate wiped clean. Abundance and inheritance rather than suffering and death. As I stand before God through the filter of Christ, I am clean.


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