Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Gideon's Dedication

The Sunday before Rob left we had Gideon dedicated. This has been an important day for us for all of our children. A day when we can stand up with family and friends and dedicate, as much as we can, our child to the Lord and ourselves, family and friends included, in raising them for the Lord. Rob and I understand that, while we are primarily responsible for bringing up our children, we are not alone in that endeavour. It is very important to us that our family and friends know that they are involved as well and that they agree with us that this is the case.

The dedication ceremony itself is an opportunity for us to pray over him and to proclaim the verse that we have chosen as "his" verse. Gideon's verse is Judges 6:12 "When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said "The Lord is with you, mighty man of valor." I love to think of my precious baby growing up as a mighty man of valor. My prayer is that we do all we need to do for that to become reality.
Amen.

1 comment:

Carol Beth said...

I love the verse! Congrats on Gideon's dedication.