The day Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computer, passed away, a friend posted a commencement speech Steve gave in 2005 at Stanford University. The video is posted at the end of today's message. The speech addresses his battle with pancreatic cancer. Jobs felt that confronting his own mortality pushed him to fulfill his potential.
Long before you were born, the Creator delighted in the thought of you. Sometimes, it's easy to forget just how much you are valued in God's eyes. There is a good work in you and this masterpiece is incomplete. You have more trials to face and more learning ahead. Trust God that your life is valuable and it has a purpose. That good work will be carried to completion.
Steve Jobs walked twelve miles once a week just to get a good meal. He dropped out of college so his parents wouldn't spend their entire life savings on him. He was fired from his own company. He battled cancer. When he departed this world, he left it better than when he entered it.
Have hope that the good work in you will be carried to completion.