My friends have also picked on me about returning items. No, I don’t wear something and then return it but I do often get home and don’t like something I’ve purchased or realize I did not need it after all. To me, I enjoy returning items because then I have money to shop with all over again!
Yesterday was a great day at Graystone. We dedicated 23 children to God. I was so pumped about the number of babies, especially. As I reflected last night on the day, I could not help but think that children have a return policy too. Now, I do not mean that you should go to the store and trade your child for another though it might be tempting when you’ve been up all night with a screaming baby. These children are special gifts to each parent and family represented yesterday. The Bible tells us:
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:13-14
Only God could create such a delicate, amazing, wonderful gift. Nevertheless, I believe parent/child dedication is so significant because parents are returning and dedicating what has been given to them back to God. Parents are making a commitment to not only love their child but they are committing to live in such a way that will bring honor and glory to the Father.
Parent/child dedication is not so much a about the child, but it’s about what the parents are going to do with this special gift God has given them. Join me as we pray, encourage and love all the children that were dedicated yesterday. The church body has a responsibility too!