Last night, I learned Steve Jobs has passed. I spent about an hour reading all about his life. I’m really not sure why.
This morning I realized why: it was almost as if I and a lot of others felt his passing.
Very few people in this world have done something as lasting as he has. Here was a man who has touched most of our lives in some way with his company and his visions. Revolutionizing products that most of us use.
I love my IPod. I love my MacBook Pro Computer. Soon, I hope to get an IPhone when the new ones come out.
I always feel sad though when I read when someone has passed so young. He was 56 and I consider that young in this society.
You ask why.
I like to think when people die it is because their work is done here on Earth and they have something more important to do in Heaven.
But it’s hard to believe this with Mr. Jobs. His mind was churning up to the end. It’s hard not to think of what else he could have accomplished had not cancer stood in his way.
Not all of us can impact the world like Mr. Jobs has. But we all can impact our small little world–those around us–in the same way.
That’s at least what I’m taking from his death.
I pray for his family and his four children who lost their Dad. May God ease their hearts in this difficult time.