As part of the hype for his new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail”, hip-hop mogul/artist Jay Z released a series of  videos of him talking with music producer Rick Rubin. In a particularly intimate video Shawn Carter (Jay Z’s birth name) shares what it’s like to raise a daughter when your own father abandoned you:

“The two things I need most I don’t have…it’s the paranoia of not being a great dad.”

This video is obviously an advertisement for Samsung, but it provides a piercing look into the life of one of the most powerful people in the world. Money doesn’t teach you how to be a man, how to raise a child, or how to treat a woman. Only a man can do that.

With the divorce rates in our country at levels approaching the highest in history, more and more young men are growing up without a father. Who will step in and help them learn how to become the men God created them to be? Will the church step up?

A future Jay-Z’s dad just disappeared from his life yesterday. I pray a representative of the ultimate Father comes into his life today.

photo courtesy: NRK P3