Article excerpt from “The Week” magazine written by Robert Love:
“Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” These were Steve Jobs’s last words before he slipped the bonds of earth on Oct. 5, 2011. We know this because we heard it from his sister, the writer Mona Simpson, who was with him in his final hours and described them in an eloquent eulogy published this week in The New York Times. Like the rest of us, Simpson had no idea what Jobs was seeing when he uttered his last words, but she invites us to ponder their meaning in the context of his life…It is tantalizing to think that in his final moments of consciousness, Jobs was privy to a wondrous vision of the other side…We value last words for their honesty, their wit, their advice from eternity’s doorstep…In the end we will all find out what Steve Jobs was talking about. Meanwhile it’s somehow comforting to know that he was impressed.
After reading this article, my spirit leaped for joy to know that Mr. Jobs saw an amazing sight as he crossed over into death (or should I say life?). This serves as a reminder for us all that the matters of this world should dim in the light of eternity, more specifically, in the light of running the race to spend eternity with the Lord. We spend so much time praising Mr. Jobs for his contributions to technology, but his greatest accomplishment in life is not the invention of Apple products (although many of us are grateful for those, as well), but it is INDEED his decision to accept Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour. Perhaps, now, I understand why Apple is so popular. Seemingly Jobs had the Midas touch on Apple, seeing as how people break their necks to buy any Apple product. Knowing that Jobs was connected with the ONE TRUE ALMIGHTY GOD lets me know that Jobs’ prosperity is nothing but the glory of God on his business venture. (I may be close to recanting my previously stated comments on the #iCult) I am elated to find out that Jobs was on the brink of crossing over into Heaven, and that he is now in the arms of the Lord. Steve Jobs had the mind of a genius. With all of the mind-blowing technology he’s seen in his day, it’s encouraging that he saw something on his deathbed that could amaze him! (God clearly has things in Heaven that surpass the technology on earth) We should all remember that we must one day come to the end of our lives. I pray that when I get to that point, I, too, shall cry out, “Oh wow!”