"...and I will dwell in the House of the LORD forever!"

Monday, October 31, 2011

Famous Last Words?

If you've been keeping up with the news, you know the world recently lost a technological pioneer and hero, Steve Jobs. Jobs was responsible for revolutionizing the computer industry. As CEO of Apple, similar to "Johnny Appleseed", Jobs "planted" Apple Products (ipod, iphone, ipad, etc.) all over the world. All in all, Jobs changed the way we function today.

At his memorial service on October 16th, Job's sister Mona Simpson gave the eulogy. To everyone's surprise, she included Jobs' last words as he lovingly stared at his family and passed from this life, "Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow!" After everything that Jobs had seen and accomplished, "Oh wow" is the way he ended his run? Is that an expression of hope or despair? We'll probably never know.

What will your famous last words be? You may not be a computer whiz or CEO of one of the most successful businesses in American history; but as a child of God, when this passing world is done, "Oh wow" will be appropriate. I'm sure that the "Holy City" and the "New Jerusalem" will have that effect!