I try my best to understand religion; I majored in Reformation history in college. I spent more time than most reading about the struggles of understanding faith. Even today, I struggle to understand. God gets us through times of question where were not sure of our next step. God also helps us see what is so beautiful in life. For thousands of years, humans have tried to connect to God, but it’s not always so easy. Let's try to understand God for a minute via the visionary, Steve Jobs. For many, Steve Jobs was like a modern day, earth-bound deity, one that an average person could only try in vain to wrap his head around. He would play this role beautifully and in a way that most consumer based humans could understand. He could create. He would create logical, necessary tools wrapped in simple packages often accented with just a touch of color. Like his machines, his appearance was simple, but inside his intricacies’ were far greater. He was a mystery, giving us only enough information that we could understand. He would walk onto a stage giving away only a few secrets at a time because he seemed to understand that there was a time and place for everything. He somehow made us feel like we were discovering treasure when he would introduce us to anything he created. This way, we could feel our own potential. He could see vast human potential. He accented the good and made it easy to delete the bad. The good would be delivered to us via music, pictures and media. This good would be brought to life everyday pixel by pixel via monitors both massive and small. We could delete the bad with one drag of a mouse. If only evil and sin could be so simple to delete. Perhaps the fact that he made life more simple and contained was his true genius. As we carry around so much baggage these days, we need so desperately to have a device to make life simpler. He kept on giving us simple perfection in a cool white package. People like me would find that despite the chaos in our head and in our lives we could find order through his gifts. Like paying 50 cents to light the church candle and pray for our hopes and dreams, we would pay a large sum to have his goodness bestowed upon us. His love, a gift to us would help us key in so keenly to the people and things we love in our own lives. Because of him, the sounds, the memories and the connections to the people we love would never be out of reach. But what God gives, he takes away. Heaven probably needed a new operating system installed and they now have just the right man up there to do it. Jobs was a reminder to us of human potential at it’s best. Life is a gift that humbly needs to be explored and shared with others. Thankfully, he helped make this possible.