Monday, November 9, 2009
Well, you may ask, "What exactly is a dedication?" That is a very good question. A Baptism is an outward symbol to the world that you are a follower of Christ. A dedication is taking a special moment to thank God for the incredible blessing that he has bestowed upon us, and to ask Him to bless Brayden and help us to guide him until he is old enough to make the baptism decision for himself.
We had a very peacful little ceremony at Uncle Nick's house. The youth paster came to the house and asked us and Brayden's godparents, Uncle John and Auntie Deandra, to guide him spiritually and to pray for us as we help him to grow. Tina, the youth pastor, took some time to ask us and remind us that God was the center of the household (...As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord) and blessed us as a family, and reminded us that children are like arrows-they need to be pointed toward the target. It was a really cool dedication. I just wish Brayden was old enough to remember it. He was very good in his little dress shirt and tie, St. Chritopher's medal and bracelet. He let us touch his head as we prayed for his mind, his little chest as we prayed (quickly) for his heart, his feet, his hands and his little mouth (only mamma on that one).
We didn't get too many pictures, but he was so cute in his little outfit, that I will post the ones that we did get.
Posted by ~Kelley at 2:40 PM