At Providence Church we believe that children are a gift from God.
The bible teaches us in Psalm 127:3 that "children are an inheritance (a blessing) from The Lord."
Child dedication is an opportunity for parents to honor the Lord for the tremendous blessing of our children by:
1. Making a commitment to honor the Lord as parents raising by rasing our children in the knowledge of God's love and hope for them.
2. Dedicating our children to the Lord so that as long as they live they are dedicated to the Lord.
The scriptural root of a child dedication is found in 1 Samuel 1:27–28 (NASB), 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."