Monday, August 31, 2009

Child Dedication

We dedicated Mackenzie to the Lord on Sunday! This is quite different from the Lutheran background I grew up with, where you baptize your children as infants. For us, dedicating our children is saying that we are going to teach them about Christ, the Bible and how we are saved through faith, repenting of our sins and God's grace. We are Dedicating them with the help of family, friends and our church family to help us to raise them in a christian home.

When Keira, Caden and Mackenzie get older we pray they will be saved by a faith in Christ. Then they will be baptized as a public expression of that faith. We are grateful for the children God has given us and we strive to raise them in a way that is honoring to the One who gave them to us.

1 Samuel 1:28 "So I have dedicated him to the Lord; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the Lord."

1 comment:

Dana said...

Happy to be there with you :) Excellent description of what it's all about.