From Your Pastor's Heart
Psalm 127:3 declares, “Behold, children are a gift of the LORD; the fruit of the womb is a reward.” This morning we are acknowledging that truth as we celebrate these new little ones with which the Lord has blessed us. We really don’t dedicate babies here (much less baptize babies) but we do dedicate parents and give thanks to God for their children.
We usually have this service once a year, but the Lord has blessed us with so many new ones that we decided to have a second one this year. We rejoice with these parents and we stand with them in the raising of these little ones in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. This is always a special time as we publicly commit our lives to the Lord in regard to these children.
On another note, don’t forget that next week is Reformation Sunday. We will commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. This is a rare opportunity to focus on that which God used to clarify the gospel and re-focus the church on biblical theology. Invite someone to come with you next week for this special service.