Today we dedicated you to the Lord before our friends and family. Child dedication is a rich tradition based on the biblical principle of giving us, as parents, the responsibility to teach and model how to love and follow Christ. We publicly commit to raise you in a way that honors God and ask our support system to come along side of us as we strive to do that well.
Before long, you will have a choice to make. Our number one prayer, today and always, is for you to know God’s love for you. I should probably be praying for your future spouse and all that important stuff, but sweet girl, everything else pales in comparison to knowing Him.
We live in a big, crazy world. Sometimes, it seems overwhelming, cruel and lonely. The hard times will come, that’s for sure, but there is hope for those who have placed their faith in Jesus. In Him, you are perfectly created, loved, purposed, counseled and comforted no matter what comes your way.
Being your mama inspires me to remember that for myself too. I want to model for you what it means to bask in that love and to live free. I won’t be perfect, so I’ll cut you some slack if you’ll do the same for me.
“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfil his promises to her!” – Luke 1:45