Friday, January 05, 2007

Elianna's Dedication

On Christmas Eve morning, Elianna Grace Caron was dedicated to the Lord.

What is a dedication? It is following the example of Godly parents in the Bible. A dedication may not require the supreme sacrifice like that of Abraham who was called upon to offer his son Isaac on the altar, or that of Hannah who left her son Samuel to serve in the Temple with Eli. However, it is a sober commitment to responsibly care for that which God has given us, and to be prepared to release Elianna to His work when that time comes.

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

"Bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."

"These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."

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