Thursday, 25 September 2008
The picture you see is the baby dedication of my grand daughter - this happened several years ago. The ceremony is when the parents make a public commitment to dedicate the child to God and to raise the child in accordance with God's word.
Last Sunday our pastor dedicated a baby. he asked three important questions.
question #1: Mom, dad - do you promise to do your best to raise your child as Christ commands? If so, answer 'we will'.
Question #2: To the rest of the family - Will you do your best to assist these new parents to raise this child as Christ commands? If so, answer 'we will'.
Question #3: to the church congregation - same question as #2. if so, answer "we will'.
I wonder how I am doing? I have had to answer all three questions. I had to answer question #1 in 1969 and 1971. I had to answer question #2 in 2000 and 2001 - my grand children. Question #3 - still on-going. Yep, I wonder how I am doing? - Wow, I even have a responsibility to your children!