Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cohen's Dedication

Sunday, March 27th we were blessed to be a part of a church-wide baby dedication.  This is something our church, Council Road Baptist, does twice a year for the new babies and their families.  Both sets of grandparents, a great-grandma, aunt, and cousin came to see Cohen and it was a lot of fun.  They were able to spend both Saturday and Sunday with us, which Cohen loved!

It was also very special because several other couples in our church Sunday school class also took part in the celebration.  It was so neat to be together on such a special day as our church commits to loving our babies.  This is a picture of all the couples in our group that took part in the day.  We are so blessed to have such sweet friends.

During the services, Pastor Rick introduced each new baby, then the church prayed for them.  Cohen had been sick with bronchitis and an ear and eye infection that week, but was starting to feel better by that day.  He woke up off schedule and was in great need of a nap, but when it was his turn he was so big and did such a great job.  It was such a blessing to stand before the church with him and have them pray.  We were given a package upon leaving with gifts just for Cohen.  Included in the package was his first Bible with his name engraved on it, a little book our Children's Minister loves, a certificate for the big day, a letter to Cohen, and a letter to us.  Our letter explained Cohen's letter, asking us to give him his when he accepts Christ.  It was so hard to keep from sobbing as I read both letters.  Cohen's letter explained that on that date our church committed to praying for him, and his parents to raising him with the love of Christ foremost.  It went on to say that we had all been praying for the day he would accept Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.  I still get tears when I think about it.  I will always look back on this day with so much excitement and joy. 

We are so blessed to have such a wonderful church family and to be a part of what God is doing there.  And I know Cohen will have so much love and support from those in our church who help us in raising him to love God.  What a blessing!

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