Turns out he was very excited about the entire process. Joe and I on the other hand should have prepared ourselves (and hearts) a little more.
|(decorating his Bible bag)|
(me = crabby, clingy baby pulling my hair, Joe = feeling unprepared for tomorrow's test) did not make for the ideal Bible dedication scenario. Sorry Isaiah. We really hope and pray we didn't mess this one up too much!
It really was a lovely little "ceremony" in which the children were encouraged to read their Bibles and to learn the one and only Truth so that no matter where they go they will know God's word.
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6)
|(A drawing on Isaiah's Sunday school wall. I am a monster! And Isaiah is a tick?!)|
At least I was dressed appropriately for this monumental event:) That was sheer coincidence. I was just so excited to wear a dress as it is finally Spring-like outside!
Thankfully we will be re-presenting this Bible to Isaiah in front of the entire church on Mother's Day. I am sure by then Joe and I will be able to get our act together and plan a coherent and meaningful Bible dedication for our first born child!