Thursday, October 6, 2011

Rest in peace, Steve Jobs...

Yesterday evening, Steve Jobs, the former CEO and top innovator of Apple, passed away in his home in San Francisco, CA. A man who revolutionized the computer and technology industry, Jobs was truly a brilliant mind. A business analyst summed him up this way, ""Apple is Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs is Apple, and Steve Jobs is innovation. You can teach people how to be operationally efficient, you can hire consultants to tell you how to do that, but God creates innovation." That was what Jobs was. A human whom God had gifted with an incredibly innovative and creative mind. A man who wasn't afraid to try new ideas out, and scrap them if they didn't work. Unfortunately, there is doubt that he realized who had given him these gifts of innovation, creation, and perseverance. Jobs, as far as we know, followed and believed the tenets of Buddhism, which denies that there is any one God. In denying a God, one denies the One who gives everything. Sadly, for the world's beloved Steve Jobs, this seems to be the case. Today, as we use our iPods, our MacBooks, our iPhones, remember a man who gave the world much, but failed to recognize God who had given him much.  Pray also that the next innovator who rises to the front will realize and praise The Source of his abilities. Rest in peace, Steve Jobs.