We had Cohen’s dedication service this past Sunday. It was a beautiful thing to stand before our church family, surrounded by our parents, grandparents and siblings and dedicate the life of our child to the Lord.
We shared about his name and why we chose it.
Cohen – Priest.
1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
One of God’s chosen people.
A member of a royal priesthood.
GOD’S SPECIAL POSSESSION.
Wow, such powerful words to speak and pray over our boy.
But maybe even more special than the public dedication of our son to the Lord, was the private dedication Alex and I had the day before.
Do you ever wonder how to pray for your children? Your family? Your spouse?
Why not simply take some time and ask the Lord what words He wants to speak over the one you’re lifting up? We did just that, on a long drive home from a Saturday evening birthday party. There was nothing “special” about the time or the place (in our car, Cohen sleeping in the car seat, the world dark around us) but it was a sacred moment.
It was the moment I will always remember as Cohen’s dedication.
We each prayed and listened and the words God gave us for little C were “steadfast” and “joy”. These are the gifts He’s given to our son and hearing them from God’s heart to ours empowered our prayers. Now we pray not only our hopes for Cohen, but in agreement with what God has already spoken over Him.
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