In celebration of our youngest granddaughter’s birth, we recently attended her baby dedication at my son’s congregation. They were celebrating the addition of eighteen children to their church family in the past year. It was a beautifully done celebration.
A special touch was that all the men who led the service were the fathers of the children being dedicated. During the reflection prior to taking communion, one of the fathers discussed in depth the at risk birth of his son and how for many days after the birth his son struggled for life. He ended his reflections discussing the sacrifice that God went through in giving up his one and only son for us, a feat the father admitted he could not imagine doing. What an unfathomable, amazing love God has for us!
While I reflected on God’s incredible sacrifice of love for me, my mind began to drift in a little different direction. What does this sacrifice say about my value? God valued me so much that He made a decision that I was worth His only Son. My Heavenly Father concluded that the giving up of His only Son was worth the adoption price of having me as one of His children. God prized me that much!
God prizes you that much!
That’s a dedication