Sunday, September 7, 2008

A week ago...

...this baby girl was dedicated!

A little over than 3 years ago Seth and I took time to dedicate Gideon to the Lord. I was pregnant for him and having problems. We knew that no matter what happened God was in control and we wanted God to know that we trusted Him with our second child.

A little less than 3 years ago Gideon was in the hospital and not doing well. Our pastor and some of the elders from our church came by the hospital to see how Gideon was doing. We asked them to pray over him. They did and also dedicated him to the Lord. Days later Gideon died.

Since then I've watched countless baby dedications in church feeling so happy for the family dedicating the baby but always longing to be the one on stage. Would we ever dedicate a child to the Lord in front of our church family?

A little over a year ago I was pregnant once again. This time I was not having problems but we knew we were going to want to hold on tight to this baby. So from the moment we chose her name, in our hearts, we dedicated Jericho to the Lord promising that we would raise her with an open hand.

A year ago, on the day of her birth, Jericho was once again handed over to the Lord by a pastor friend of ours who came to see and bless our new baby girl.

Finally last week it was our honor to have our pastor dedicate Jericho in our church in front of our church family. This was a first for us. Something we, and many of them, have been waiting for. Praise the Lord!

Just a little more proof that God is faithful!


Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

I am so happy for you guys! I wish I could have been in the audience witnessing that solemn yet thrilling moment!


Heath said...

Hey guys, I'm sorry we couldn't be there, we really wanted to and were looking for a way to make it happen but just couldn't. Love you guys, give Jerry Curl a kiss for me

Faith said...

Being that I am a NICU nurse I am very aware of things that can happen during a pregnancy. For quite a while now I thought that dedicating a pre-born baby was a wonderful idea. (If God blesses me with children) I want to make a commitment to follow God at every moment and in every circumstance. It is not something that I would want to start at some later point. It is something that I feel is very important from the beginning.

I have never heard of dedicating a pre-born baby. (I thought I made it up.) When I read your post it touched my heart *very* deeply. I am blessed by your heart and your post. Thank you for putting a "face" on this idea that I've had for quite a while.

I hope that made sense!! :)
God bless you!
P.S. I love Jerico's name story. My name also has a story and I love it. It is also an easy way for me to introduce God into a converstaion when I probably would have a very difficult time otherwise being that I am so shy.