My first reaction upon hearing the news the Steve Jobs had died was the same reaction I have whenever anyone dies.
I wonder about their faith or lack thereof.
It was my second reaction that caught me off-guard.
I never prayed for him.
No, I didn’t know him and have no connection to him or anyone in his family.
But he was someone who dramatically impacted our world with his innovations, inventions, and drive to make a difference.
He was someone who helped to change the way people communicate, think, and so much more.
He was someone who will be remembered well into the future for what he accomplished in his life that was cut short.
But more importantly…
he was a person created in the image of God.
And even when I knew that he had gotten sicker, I didn’t pray for him.
I didn’t pray for his healing.
I didn’t pray for his strength.
I didn’t pray that he would fall in love with Jesus.
Now, he’s gone.
I can no longer pray for him, but I can pray for others who are in positions of influence to use their abilities for God’s glory.
And I will.
How has your prayer life been recently?