Impact

Brooke Donald reports that on Wednesday night, as much of the world was learning about the death of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, Inc., Katy Culver was sitting in an emergency room with her son, who had a severely broken arm. She looked at the technology around her and was struck by the degree to which Jobs had impacted her life.

A hospital specialist was lifting her son’s spirits by helping him play Angry Birds on an iPad with his good arm. Doctors appeared to be reviewing X-rays on a MacBook. And Culver used her iPhone to alert friends and family.

“It just hit me in that moment, how much his visionary technologies have changed my life — the way I communicate with family and friends, the way I work with my students, the way I relate to my kids,” said Culver, a journalism professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. *

Steve Jobs died on Wednesday at the age of 56 after a long battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer.  Our deepest sympathy is extended to his family and friends.

Outpourings of sympathy have been expressed throughout the world paying respect to the man who touched the daily lives of countless millions through the Macintosh computer, iPod, iPhone and iPad.  Steve Jobs’ technical skills and vision helped develop tools that have inspired careers, opened doors for communication and entertainment, and changed the way the world operates on day-to-day basis.

Steve Jobs impacted our lives in amazing technological ways…

But only JESUS can impact our lives now and for eternity.

Our sins separate us from God (Isaiah 59:1-2) and from the blessings that God desires for each of us to have in Christ (Ephesians 1:3).  But God loves us so much that He gave His Only Son to die on the cross as payment for our sins
(2 Corinthians 5:21).  Through Jesus, we can experience the “abundant life” now
(John 10:10) and eternal life to come (John 3:16).

God will give eternal life (1 John 5:11) to us when we: place our faith and trust in Jesus (Acts 16:30-31), turn from our sins in repentance (Acts 17:30-31), confess Jesus before men (Romans 10:9-10), and are baptized (immersed) into Christ for the forgiveness of our sins (Acts 2:38; Galatians 3:26-27).

Won’t YOU allow Jesus to impact your life for eternity by trusting and obeying Him?

David A. Sargent, Minister,

Church of Christ at Creekwood

 

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