This week we saw the passing of Steve Jobs. Without doubt he achieved remarkable feats in technology, business, his career and social change. I admire much of what he did with his 56 years. He was a man who was productive and focused. I own several Apple products.
However, it has been fascinating to see the blogosphere’s tributes to the passing of their idol. God-like adoration and post-humerus worship have filled our news feeds for days. Without knowing what ‘Jobs’ believe personally, I do wonder what his thoughts are now. The creator of Apple is now facing the Creator of the universe. Did the accolades he earned cloud his thinking about eternity? How does he now view his earthly achievements through the lens of his own mortality?
Personally, I don’t ever expect to reach the heights that Steve Jobs did. However, I am SO thankful that my eternal reward is not based on my earthly outcomes. My comfort about my mortality is Jesus’ achievements. We can all rejoice that the path to God is not through inventing an app, but rather the application of Jesus.