Archive for July 10th, 2006

In the mid-1970s, Ed Roberts created the world’s first commercially successful personal computer (PC).  He hired a nineteen-year-old named Bill Gates to write software for him.

Roberts sold his computer business in 1977 and bought a farm.  Seven years later, at the age of 41, he entered medical school.  Today Bill Gates is the head of the largest software company in the world.  Ed Roberts is a physician in a small Georgia town.  Roberts says, “The implication is that the PC is the most important thing I’ve ever done, and I don’t think it’s true.  Every day I deal with things that are equally if not more important here with my patients.”

How can we evaluate the significance of our lives?  Something deep inside tells us it cannot be measured by wealth and fame.  The apostle Paul approached the end of life with a peaceful sense of successful completion.  He wrote, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”.  (2 Tim 4:7)  The measure of a life is determined by the Ruler of the Universe.  – D.C.M.

Taken from the Collector’s Edition of Our Daily Bread. © 2004 by Discovery House Publishers

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