Sunday, January 25, 2009

Dedicated David

This weekend we participated in a Child Dedication service at our church. Just like we did 2 years ago, our family and friends gathered together to witness and support our commitment to raise David in a Christian home.

My family gathered with Joe (the elder who prayed for us) and his wife Judy. Some of our life group also joined us in prayer during the service.

Two things really struck me during this service. One was that Joe prayed that David would grow to be a man of Godly strength and wisdom, with a sincere heart, and that he would live up to his name, "beloved." And I thought, wow, what an amazing opportunity to raise this baby, who might hopefully become a man of Godly character and heart. I don't tend to think of him beyond...maybe...2 years old. But a man. A good man. A Godly man. That's what this is all about.

Secondly, I was touched by the people who came to pray with us. It really takes a village, and it meant a lot to me to have others there in support. I truly depend on the support of others (both physical and moral) to raise these kids of mine. And some of that is right here on this blog! So thanks for being a part of that, your support is so greatly appreciated.


bluedaisy said...

Congratulations David! What an awesome day for all of you. God Bless David :)

Kelsey said...

Congratulations! I love those kinds of ceremonies/services for making us stop and think about what we're really doing amidst all the diapering and feeding and playing and bathing and time-outing - it's so easy to lose track of the bigger goal in the day-to-day business of things!

Pam said...

Joe is such a wonderful person and always gets it right on these occasions. You can tell by David's temperament already that he's going to have a good heart.
Congrats to you all!