What Are Baby Celebrations?
Baby dedication at Faith Bible is a celebration of the goodness of God in His entrusting to the families of the church and to the church family the gift of children who are given to be raised up to love The Lord Jesus as their own personal Savior.
The scriptural root of a child dedication is found in 1 Samuel 1:27–28, where a godly woman named Hannah prayed year after year for God to give her a child. He answered her prayer and she gave birth to a son, whom she named Samuel. When Samuel was born, Hannah prayed these words:
“For this boy I prayed, and the Lord has given me my petition which I asked of Him. So I have also dedicated him to the Lord; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the Lord.”
In Luke 2, following the birth of Jesus, Mary and Joseph took the infant Jesus to the temple and dedicated Him.
In both passages, the parents entrusted their child completely to God.
Deuteronomy 6:5–9 describes God’s plan for how a parent should raise up a child:
“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 upon 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. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”
One key step in marking your desire to nurture your child in the ways of God is to dedicate him or her to God publicly, through a child dedication ceremony. We share in the joy of another generation to whom the baton of God’s truth will be passed!