Friday, May 18, 2007

Kathryn's Dedication

This past Sunday, Kathryn got dedicated at church. It was a neat time to publicly declare what we do every day, give her over to the Lord. She is not our child, she is God's child, His gift to us for a time. We were so blessed to have our families there to celebrate with us and commit to help us, along with our church body, to raise Kathryn in a godly home, teaching her the ways of the Lord. Below is the commitment that was printed for us. You can check out Randy and Lindsay's blog for a few more pictures of the day.

A Commitment of Parents to their Children
As parents of children who belong to the Lord, we will make every effort to train our sons and daughters in the ways of the Lord, teaching them to know the Scriptures and to walk according to the principles and precepts of God's Word. By our own example and instruction, we will guide our children to follow the commands of God and to hold to the hope of His promies.

We promise to teach them to love the Lord our God with all their heart and with all their soul and with all their strength, and to lvoe others as themselves.

We will pray for our children daily and do all within our domain to lead them at the proper time to know and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and to dedicate their lives to serving Him faithfully.

A Commitment of the Congregation to the Parents and Children
As witnesses of the dedication of these parents and children to the Lord, we commit ourselves to live responsible lives before them. Recognizing the influence that we have on others, we will support their commitment by the example of our own lives--demonstrating love, virtue, and faithfulness to the Lord.

1 comment:

The Crabtrees said...

Grammy wants that picture for her photo album!