19 May 2015

Baby Dedication

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Looking so dapper. And YES! He does own SHOES. :))

 

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Big and little.

 

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Yay for cousins!

 

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Morgan had the opportunity to share some of Zach’s story at church before the dedication. He did an AMAZING job!

 

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Giving glory to God for His faithfulness, our church, and the many prayers lifted on behalf of our family.

 

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Pastor Brian praying over us as we dedicate our son back to the Lord.

 

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Grandma looking beautiful!

 

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Family of FIVE. Just perfect. :))

 

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"For this boy I prayed, and the LORD has given me my petition which I asked of Him. So I have also dedicated him to the LORD; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the LORD." And he worshiped the LORD there. ~1 Samuel 27-28

What a glorious and full circle moment it was to be able to dedicate our boy back to the Lord.

Glory to God for His faithfulness and mercy!

What is a baby dedication?

In Protestant Christian denominations, a Baby Dedication is the act of giving back to God the gift he has given you as parents (Mark 10:14). It is an act of worship, thanksgiving, dependence, trust, and commitment. The practice of Baby/Child Dedication has been modeled throughout the bible.

Hannah brought her long-awaited son, Samuel, to the priest, Eli, to dedicate him to the Lord (I Samuel 1:24-28). Mary and Joseph brought baby Jesus to the temple for his dedication (Luke 2:21- 31).

A Baby Dedication is a public commitment you make before God, your family, and your church. The dedication service provides the parents the opportunity to express publically their desire to lead and spiritually nurture their child to love God and others. The congregation also affirms that they, as a church family, will also seek to encourage the parents to bring up the child in the faith. 

Dedication does not imply salvation in any way. Salvation comes only through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, by faith and confession (Romans 10:9-10).

Hailey said...

What a beautiful reminder that Zach is the Lord's! Simply beautiful!

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