Sometimes God does not give us what we want. He does something even better. He makes us into what we wanted for ourselves. Nakadude (known to his friends as Naka) is a blogger and friend to my wife and I. Often, as I read Naka’s posts, I see him finding the path ahead of me and letting me know of obstacles that are coming.
What really shines through in Naka’s Blog is how well he applies scripture to modern (well, often 1970s and 1980s modern) problems and situations. Naka has a special interest in how older men can guide younger men through life. He is onto something. One of the great dangers of our day is how isolated the generations of men has become from each other.
My favorite post on Naka’s Blog is The Search for Obiwan. He describes his own journey of looking for a mentor to walk him through life. Another great post from Naka is his take on Cat’s in the Cradle and it’s celebration of fatherhood. Naka was also the only person that spoke about the Joe Paterno scandal that made any sense. Check out The Legacy of Kings and Coaches.
In God’s mysterious plan he has not provided Naka’s Obiwan. He has made Naka an Obiwan for Sam and I. Thank you Naka. May the force be with you.