Friday, October 7, 2011

Redeeming the time

The world lost a talented and gifted genius with the passing of Steve Jobs. As I'm sure you are all aware by now, he passed away at the age of 56 after a long battle against a rare form of pancreatic cancer.  I didn't know him personally, and I didn't know his religious affiliation, but the bottom line is that he used all the gifts and graces that God blessed him with to their fullest extent.  For that, the we should all be truly grateful.

In Ephesians 5:16 we are commanded by God to "redeem the time".  In other words, God wants us to "buy back" or make the most of the time that we have here on Earth. As children of God, we are to use our time wisely and do so to help make this world a better place.  I don't know if he realized it or not, but Steve Jobs was fulfilling this biblical mandate.  He knew that he was ill, yet instead of yielding to it, he continued to bless the world with his talent, right up until the very end.  May we all do likewise. 

Peace and blessings,

1 comment:

  1. Amen Pastor. R.I.P Steve Jobs.

    “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life,” Jobs said. “Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” Steve Jobs, 1955-2011