cov-e-nant- is an agreement made with God
The Mr. and I made our first covenant when we got married. We exchanged vows as a covenant to each other through the help of God. Our commitment to each other is more than just a contract.
It is binding.
It is final.
It is deeply spiritual.
On October 19, 2014, we made our second covenant with God. We committed to be intentional with how we raise our son. As we raise Dutch we want to demonstrate what it means to walk in faith, to be in the word, to have a prayerful life, to serve others, and to be in continual conversation with God. We are dedicated to raising our son to know Him and to look to Him for strength, patience, wisdom, provision, love, and salvation. Of course we are going to fail at this many times because we are not perfect parents but we are going to try our best to be intentional in our parenting and to rely on God to show us how to be intentional and how to have grace for ourselves when we mess up.
Various denominations deal with these types of days in different ways (this is not a statement as to who is right and who is wrong). I was sprinkled as a baby, made my personal public profession of faith in 6th grade, and baptized through immersion later in life….so I’ve been baptized on three different occasions. If it were possible to be super baptized that would be me. But just to explain where we are coming from, we are a bible-based faith and believe that one is baptized once they have accepted Christ as their savior. So Dutch’s dedication Sunday was not his baptism. Hopefully one day when he is cognitively aware, he will accept Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior and upon that profession of faith in obedience he will be baptized. This day was instead a commitment ceremony for the parents to make a covenant with God publically to raise our son in the faith. It was an opportunity to pray for strength for my husband as the spiritual leader of our home, for me to be the nurturer of the home, and for us to be teachers of love.
Our pastor officially introducing Dutch to the church and reading our special verse for him (Psalm 91:4).
Daddies kneeling to pray for their wives and children, and mama’s praying for daddies.