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A World Changer (October 9th, 2011)

posted Oct 16, 2011, 12:39 PM by Kelvin Leu   [ updated Oct 16, 2011, 12:39 PM by hbchurch org ]
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The passing of Apple Computer Co-founder, Steve Jobs, has produced some interesting observations. He has been compared to Edison, Bell, Morse, et al. One news person said his ideas and innovations have impacted the lives of more people than any other person in modern history.

Steve Jobs definitely thought “outside the box”. His partner said Steve knew what people wanted before they knew they wanted it and then he built it. All of his ingeninuity and hard work has definitely etched his name into the history books of our generation.

Many people look at Steve Jobs as the icon of success. He was brilliant, he changed the world, and he died rich ($7 billion). If inventiveness, fame, and fortune are the true measure of a man’s life, then the world owes Steve Jobs even more praise than what he has already received.

But all the world-changing prowess of Steve Jobs pales in comparison to that of an impovrished, uneducated carpenter’s son who never even had house of his own, a wife and children, or a ‘real job’. He was “despised and rejected of men”. Yet, His ability to change the world far exceeds that of Mr. Jobs by a ‘zillion’ miles.

Of course I am speaking of Jesus Christ; the one “in whom dwells all the fullness of the Godhead, bodily” (Col. 2:9). He is God who left heaven and came to this earth to occupy a physical body for about 33 years. But in just 3 short years He did more for humanity than a million men of Steve Jobs’ caliber. Sadly, comparitively few recognize Jesus’ accomplishments. Why?

It is easy to get caught up in the lastest and greatest gadget-crazed world we live in and forget what life is all about. We are so focused on the present that we often lose sight of the past or future.

In a few short years Steve Jobs’ name will fade from the limelight. Another genius will come along and capture the headlines. That’s life in the modern world.

However, we should never let the glory of our Lord fade. He is the only one who can change us from a dead sinner into a living saint. He knew what we really needed (eternal life) before we did and He left heaven to bring us real life. Here is the best part—He will give it to us for free (Rom. 6:23) IF we obey Him (Heb. 5:9). How could any sane person refuse such a gift? Let Him change you.

by  Ken Dart
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