Prayer for the Day: Mentorship!
“Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
For us Christians, Jesus Christ is our mentor par excellence! One who has changed our generations and lives for eternity. A mentor is someone who encourages us to do what we can and we rely on his/her wisdom and knowledge to mirror life and live it to the full. Jesus our king and mentor, through His works and life has fashioned us His followers into an invincible company of over-comers of the world and its hurdles. Thus, it is said that Jesus ministered to many but He also focused on a few within the many that He called His Apostles. And within the Apostles He also ministered specially to three – Peter, James and John (Matt. 26:37; Luke 9:28). Why do we need mentorship? The Bible gives us a long list of mentors and their mentees. For instance we have Jethro and Moses (Exo.18: 1, 6-27), Moses and Joshua (Num. 11:28), Naomi and Ruth (Ruth 1:7-18), Eli and Samuel (I Sam. 3), Elijah and Elisha (1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21); Elizabeth and Mary (Luke 1:39-56), Barnabas and Paul (Acts 9:26-31; 11:19-26), Paul: Timothy and Titus (2 Tim. 1:1-8; Tit. 1:1-5). We need mentors because encouragement is a need for every one of us; inspiration comes from the wise; we need courageous achievers to challenge us to live above mediocrity and timidity; we need those who can see beyond us.