Leaders With A Father’s Heart
‘Now Elisha had been suffering from the illness from which he died. Jehoash king of Israel went down to see him and wept over him. “My father! My father!” he cried. “The chariots and horsemen of Israel!” ‘
– 2 Kings 13:14 (NIV)
People are getting a lot more impatient of their leaders and looking for new leaders. African nations need fathering-leaders that will enhance the potential of their people.
A Father is the watchman and gatekeeper of the earth (2 Kings 1:12, 2 Kings 13:14).
He is Protector of the Oppressed and Defender of the Threatened. He is “the chariots and the horsemen” all rolled up in one!
Fathering a nation is indeed a big task. Fathering Leaders is one of the missing links in today’s politics. Without fathers over nations, people in governance are bound to fail.
Great nations like Lee Kwan Yew’s Singapore, Abraham Lincoln’ America were all born from the loins of true and selfless national father figure.
People the world over are looking for the same thing: Father Figures!
And so now where are the fathers?
Could you be the one we have been looking for?
Our father in heaven we ask you to help our nation such that fathers will rise up and protect their homes and communities. May we have leaders who will have a father’s heart. May fathers live a life that is pleasing to God, be worthy of emulation, and point the way to salvation in Christ.
In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.