Today I want to ‘Throw Something Out There’ primarily for parents.
This Sunday morning FBC is going to have another opportunity to participate in a baby dedication.
1. It tells me the parents are serious about raising their child in the ways of the Lord.
2. It holds the church accountable to pray for the baby and his/her parents as they embark on the parenting journey.
3. It reminds me that raising a child in a Christian home really is a community effort. We need each other!
4. I believe God answers our prayers and will do what we ask Him in His name!
5. More babies means more opportunities to share Christ and disciple them in His ways.
I. Love. Baby. Dedications.
One of the things I have started to do when I meet with parents prior to the dedication is to remind them how much time they have with their child before he/she graduates.
When a child is born, parents have an average of 898 weeks until their child graduates from high school.
That may seem like a lot. But consider this. . .
Luke – my 8 year old 3rd grader – will only be under my roof 428 more weeks. Yeah. For real. This means he has already been under my care for 470 weeks. More than half of what Katie and me have left with him!
The point I want to make with parents is – DON’T WASTE IT!!!! It goes by SO fast!
Baby dedications are awesome.
But they are also frightening reminders.
We don’t have as much time as we think we do during these years.
Parents, how do you need to adjust your schedule so that you have ZERO regrets when they walk across the stage to get their high school diploma?
Those of you who have children out of the house, what wisdom can you ‘Throw Out There’ for us?