We all have times in our lives that are more memorable than others. This weekend will mark a time in my life that is significant for me and my family.
On Sunday, June 14th, we will have a baby dedication for our son, Wesley. For more than twelve years my wife and I desired a child, but were unable to become pregnant. Finally after many trials and giving the decision to God, we conceived our precious little boy.
It was obvious soon after he was born, as is stated in Psalm 127:3, “Children are a gift of the Lord.” I believe that God granted us a child because we aligned ourselves more closely with God’s Will for our lives. (I wonder how many times in my life that I have had to make a decision, but failed to follow God’s Will for my life.)
This weekend, my family will be present as we bring forth Wesley to the church, asking for your support and encouragement as he grows up. As a child, I was not raised in church and didn’t come to know Christ until the age of 21. I hope and pray that Wesley will come to know Jesus early in his life and live a life pleasing to the Lord.
In VBS this week, the students made “Aroma cloths” to remind them that they should live a life that displays an aroma pleasing to God. I ask for you to help me and my family raise Wesley in such a way that his life will be pleasing to the Lord. God granted us this child because of the love He has for us; I ask you to help us glorify God through Wesley.