Saturday, May 2, 2009

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

Mr. Smiley will be turning one very soon. However, we just got him dedicated.
Luke 2 tells us how Jesus was dedicated in Jerusalem by His parents. Now, I am not quite sure how many weeks Jesus would have been by that point--as the "time of purification" had to be completed first before Jesus was dedicated.
If Hottie Husband were around, I would ask him. But I guess we will all have to wait for his post for this answer or he could leave a comment. Anyway, I doubt Jesus was three weeks shy of turning one.
But it was very cool.

Four children from our Home Fellowship (a.k.a. small group, bible study, etc.) were dedicated. It was neat to stand up there with this group of people. Fine fellow Adrian made a cool comment. We were making a statement by dedicating our children together last Sunday (and nearly breaking the stage by all of our weight). We showed our commitment to helping each other raise our children in the knowledge of the Lord.

We are living life together and it feels good. We might be in-laws. So we had better get used to living life together!

Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it
Proverbs 22: 6


grace said...

I think community and family in the church is how our own nuclear families are supposed to be raised. it's beautiful that way.

christina said...

So happy for you all to celebrate such a special day in Mr. Smiley's life...and in the life of your community. You are so blessed to be walking through this life with people who are like-minded and supportive. Don't feel bad about waiting so long, the twins were dedicated on their first birthday! We miss you...when are you coming back to visit us? :)