Monday, June 20, 2011

Little Man's Baby Dedication


This last Sunday we had the privilege of dedicate our son to our Lord and Savor Jesus Christ. So why do we do this you may ask yourself.    It allows us as parents to commit our son to God for His blessing on our son's lives.  It helps us to remember that our son is a temporary gift from God and our children's spiritual development is our responsibility as parents. This is not a baby baptism and does not indicate or assured salvation.  We believe that every person must make a personal decision by placing their faith in Christ when they are old enough to understand the Gospel.   This dedication is more of a spiritual commitment on the part of us as parents to provide a Christian home in which our children can easily come to Christ.  This involves praying for our children and teaching them God's Word as well as setting a Christian example. 

The following are Scripture examples in the bible that support dedication your child:  In the Old Testament, Hannah presented her son Samuel to the Lord in Shiloh (I Sam. 1:11).  In the New Testament, Jesus was dedicated to God when He was an infant (Luke 2:22).  Later in His ministry, Christ allowed parents to bring their little ones to Him for His blessing (Matthew 19:13-15).


Our word of Dedication:

Baby {our son's name} your name means Gracious gift of God.  And that is exactly what you are to our family.    

We have given our lives to Christ and now we must encourage you, so that one day you too will trust Jesus Christ as your Lord and  Savior. 

We as parents promise to pray for you and teach you God word so that it may be written on your heart.  As  Deuteronomy 6:7 says we promise to speak of God word to you as we sit in our house, as we walk along the road, as we lie down, and as we get up. 

God we dedicate {our son's name} to you and remember your words in Palms 127:30 “Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him.”  

Amen



This was such a blessing to be able to share this moment will our Church family and with all you out there that read my blog.  If you have any question about what all this means or how to ask Jesus as your Lord and Savior please visit this link.  How to become a Christian.