dedicating a life…

“The reason some of us are such poor specimens of Christianity is
because we have no Almighty Christ.
We have Christian attributes and experiences, but there is no
abandonment to Jesus Christ.”

Oswald Chambers

(the cake for the big day / Cakes by Darcy / Julie Cook 2018)

According to, a dedication is:
Dedicating a child acknowledges God’s sovereignty not only over the child,
but also Mom and Dad. Parents present their child before God and His people asking
for grace and wisdom in carrying out their responsibilities.
Parents also come praying that their child might one day trust Jesus Christ as Savior
for the forgiveness of sin.

And so that is what we, our family and friends, have come together today to do.
To lift up and dedicate a little girl to God…
asking His grace and wisdom to be poured out over her as well as that same grace and wisdom to be
poured out over her parents and over all of those
charged with her care and raising.

Our prayer is that God’s light will always be the light which shines brightest,
the light to the lamp which will constantly illuminate her path throughout her entire
life’s journey.

(Autumn / Julie Cook / 2018)

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
Impress them on your children.
Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road,
when you lie down and when you get up.

Deuteronomy 6:4-7

17 comments on “dedicating a life…

  1. Wally Fry says:

    Blessings on this

  2. Lynda Clayton says:

    What a wonderful occasion! Blessings on your beautiful family and especially upon little Autumn.

    • Lynda Clayton says:

      I’ve been thinking of how appropriate the timing is with today being the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. The readings for today emphasize that God knows us before we are formed in our mother’s womb and that each of us is born with a special God-given purpose. What an incredible legacy we are given!

  3. Tricia says:

    Oh such a beautiful time for you and your family. Many blessings indeed!

  4. Ahhhhhh, how sweet! Now I have cake envy! That’s the most adorable cake ever.

    My grandkids became tweens before I finally just dedicated them to the Lord myself. I had a whole prayer session for them and everything, all by myself. Two weeks later they suddenly announced to mom and dad that they needed to go to church and be baptized. It was an astounding miracle,an answer to prayer. 🙂

  5. says:

    Such a beautiful child. I feel like that long lost great aunt up north who may never be able to hold her. Blessings as she is dedicated to her Heavenly Father ❤️❤️

  6. oneta hayes says:

    Such an adorable baby! I understand baby dedication in this same way. I’m happy to share that my 8 year old made a decision for Christ at Bible School last week. It had a wonderful effect on the family. “A little child shall lead them…” Blessings on your darling and on all the family.

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  8. Amen! Beautiful, dearest Julie! And what a beautiful blessing Atumn is!! 💜💜

  9. SLIMJIM says:

    Soo adorable!

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