So our newborn baby girl is a few months old, and we never got around to doing a baby dedication. And I have already let my wife know I am not really for the idea of doing a baby dedication.
For those who are not familiar with baby dedications, it is a short ritual where the parents (and sometimes extended family) come in front of the church to pray and dedicate the child to the Lord. It’s not just for the baby but also for the parents, because the pastor not only prays over the baby but also over the parents. He prays that the parents “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22:6) Really Baby dedications are for the parents in the sense that the parents are dedicating and making a commitment to raise her for the Lord.
I’m really just blogging about it, because my wife has not only brought it several times, but even has a white dress picked out for my baby girl to wear.
Since I am no longer a believer I feel somewhat mixed up and perplexed about the situation.