Many couples try for a long time to try to have children, but are unsuccessful. Others seem to have no difficulty at all at conceiving.
When you find out you’re expecting a child, do you thank God for the privilege He has bestowed on you, or do you simply get caught up in the news?
So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he shall be given over to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there.
When we have children, one way we can give thanks to God for the child, is to “give the child back to God” – But what does this actually mean? This is usually done in a dedication or christening service:
- The child is blessed, to represent what Jesus did when children were brought to Him: “he took the children in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them” (Mark 10:13-16)
- The parents make promises to bring the child up in a Christian way, and to teach the child about God
Give thanks to God for the children. Teach the children about God and show them how to live their life for God.