Hattie's Family Dedication
We had the honor of dedicating our second beautiful daughter back to the Lord today through Family Dedication. We have been blessed with two wonderful daughters, and we are so grateful that the Lord chose us to keep them and teach them. Hattie Rae is God's child, and we want to give her back to him for His service in whatever way He deems fit. As scary as it is to think she may leave us and move half-way across the world some day, we want her to follow Jesus and share about him wherever God may lead.
Today we stood before our church family and committed to, by God's grace, raise Hattie (and Eliza) in a way that will honor the Lord and point her to know and love Jesus. We hope to teach her about God's love, Jesus's sacrifice, and we pray that God will draw her near to Himself with the message of the Gospel. We know that Family Dedication does not give our daughter salvation, but instead, we are committing to raise Hattie in ways that foster spiritual growth and point her to Jesus.
We pray that someday she will understand and embrace the life verse that we chose for her, 2 Corinthians 5:21: "For our sake, He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God."
Marcus and I are thankful to have a loving and supportive family and church family who will partner with us to help us point our daughters toward Christ. We are also grateful that Marcus's parents were able to celebrate this Family Dedication with us.