Today your daddy and I dedicated you to the Lord, Parker.
We declared before God and witnesses (your church family, your brother and sisters, Pop, Mimi, Papa and Nani and 2 of your cousins) that our intention is to do everything in our power to create an environment where faith can thrive and where you can have a passion for Jesus.
Ephesians 6:4 "Fathers... bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord."
Jesus wanted the little children around, He wants you.
Your daddy and I dedicate ourselves to Christian parenting, to live before you a life that reflects the gospel, to teach you the Scriptures and the meaning of the Gospel. We will show you and teach you what it means to place your faith in Jesus and how to follow him. We will never stop showing you what it is like to pursue Jesus, to be forgiven, to worship, be generous and to have a life of faith. That is Mommy and Daddy's responsibility and we do not take this task lightly.
We dedicate you to God, to lead you in faith, to lead you in a relationship of full devotion to Jesus.
Children are a gift from the Lord;
they are a reward from him.
Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior's hands.
How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!
Parker, we are raising you up to love and follow Jesus. You will have an impact on his kingdom!
"My child I dedicate myself to your training; I dedicate you to Jesus. May your life reflect his love, your character be strong and courageous. May the choices you make and the life you live bring glory and honor to our Heavenly Father. Amen."