Not too long ago, I was in the hospital’s coffee shop. Over a cup of coffee, I saw through a glass window an elderly woman on wheelchair being photographed by relatives with a creative Inquirer newspaper headline, “World Isad,” in front of her. This news appeared to be big all over.
Steve Jobs, father of Mac Apple, IPad, and Iphone, was dead at 56. He died of pancreatic cancer.
Prior to his death, he said: “Remembering that I’d be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything-all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure-these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”
I’m not sure about what Steve Jobs meant by “what is truly important.” And what he really did during the final days of his life.
But whether Steve Jobs knew or did not know “what is truly important” in this life, you can know. Even right now. At this moment as you read this, you can receive the good news of final, ultimate healing and therapy in our earthly journey.
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.” (John 11:25)