This weekend was a big weekend for my family. We had my son's dedication at church.
What is Dedication you ask? Is it like baptism?? Well, let me explain them a little.
A dedication service is actually a Parent Commitment Service. “A promise from parents to offer their child to the Lord and to dedicate themselves to the raising of the child for God's Glory.”
We read in Psalms 127:3:
offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their opponents in court.
This verse gives us as parents opportunity to realize that God has blessed us with an amazing gift to be a parent. He trusts us with that baby or child.
In Deuteronomy 6:5-7 it states:
So a parent I want to raise my kids to Love God with every thing they have! So at the dedication I was declaring that I want to raise my child to know God and to Love God and to always talk about HIM. :)