Thursday, October 6, 2011

OCTOBER 6 "STEVE JOBS A MORTAL BEING?"

     STEVE JOBS 1955-2011,  No doubt Mr. Job's life was cut short, 56 years old.  People die everyday, every hour, every minute, but there is something sobering when the powerful and elite of this world pass on.  It is a reminder to each and everyone of us that we are all mortal beings and that one day, no matter how famous and powerful we are, we will pass on in to eternity just like those before us. No matter how rich and powerful we are, we cannot buy immortality and sometimes we cannot even buy health.  Steve Jobs, one of the most innovative individuals of the 21st Century has passed on to meet his maker and now what does the future hold for Steve Jobs?  I was reading today in the book of Colossians and I was thinking about death and having to face God one day, Paul writes, 13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you[d] alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 At the end of the day this is what will matter more than anything else.  I may yearn for fame (if we will be honest many do), I may yearn for success and achievement, for prosperity and power, but it may not be attainable for me in this life (for one reason or another) but Salvation is something (for one reason or another) that I and many others have apprehend or perhaps it has apprehended us. It may seem insignificant today as you look at your bank account, your lack of success and your lack of fame, but one day, it will MEAN EVERYTHING. Steve Jobs we can say changed the world. The iphone, ipod, ipad, and i-everything in between, has changed how we view communication and technology. He accomplished what many would only dream of. He ascended to the TOP.  He was one of the richest and most influential men in the world, but now he's in eternity, now his influence is over, and of course so is his power & prestige. Now he dwells with the rest of the mortal souls that have gone before him and the most critical factor now will be, was he forgiven, was his indebtedness canceled, were his sins taken away, was his name written in the Lambs Book of Life.  Now more than anything this will determine the rest of his life in eternity.  For 56 short years on earth, he still has a quadzillion years to live in eternity. His 56 years of prominence on earth will be but a blimp on the radar screen of his life, in light of eternity.
     You may be living a life of what seems like total insignificance. Your name is not known anywhere, but within your small sphere of family and friends. You struggle financially, you are not a raging success, you are not a mover and shaker and sometimes (okay, allot of times) that can leave you and I feeling quite discontented with life, but don't succumb to a false ideaology that what matters is our fame and prominence in this life, because it is not.  As Steve stands before God right now, if he is not right with God, there will be peasants, nobodies, that Steve would give his billions to, in order to trade places with them. If we are peasants and nobodies on the earth, it is merely a disguise, for we are really sons & heirs to the richest and most poweful King and Kingdom that ever existed and it is just a short time that it is revealed to all and that we reap the benefits! Be patient, be content and most of all, be greatful that you are not one of the mighty of this world. For I would dare say, that very, very few of the mighty, successful and powerful billionaires of this world, will be mighty in the next. "Do not grow weary in well doing, for you shall reap in due season, if you do not faint (give up)", that is OUR PROMSIE, hold on to it!