This coming Sunday, we are dedicating R at church. She is not being baptized or anything like that. All a dedication means is that we are bringing her before our church to say that we will raise her to love the Lord and that we are recognizing that she is God's first and ours to hold on to for a little while. We pray that she will grow up to love Jesus and one day ask him to lead her life. At that point, she will choose for herself to be baptized.
As part of the dedication, we chose a verse for her, and our pastor will read it out loud to the congregation. There are a lot of wonderful verses in the Bible to choose from, but we decided that we wanted to find something different from the ones that are usually picked from 1 Samuel or Psalm 139. Here is what we chose:
And of course we take great delight in her as well and thank God every single day for this precious life he's given to us to raise.
I also want you to know that no matter what you've done or what you believe or who you are, God takes great delight in you, and he rejoices over you with singing. I hope that gives you peace and brings you comfort like it does to me.