four months::given to God

my little miss turned four months old yesterday. I cannot believe it, and am in denial of how big she is now!

and today at church, we dedicated her to the Lord. Two years ago we dedicated Jackson in the same fashion. Somehow, in a funny turn, Jack was dedicated with all boys and today, Taylor with four other girls! (Our church heeds the command, “Be fruitful and multiply” very well, haha.)  It was a joy to stand there with Jackson and Taylor and publicly affirm the hope we have for her life to belong wholly to our good God.

The words of dedication blew me over this time just as much as they did when we gave Jackson to the Lord: “Together with your parents, who love you dearly, we dedicate you to God, surrendering all worldly claim upon your life in the hope that you will belong wholly to Jesus Christ, forever.” And then our wonderful pastor prayed a beautiful blessing over Taylor based on the meaning of her name. It made this mama cry for joy and earnestness that my daughter would know the joy of salvation and the love of her Father God.

“Taylor, may the true Tailor clothe you with His righteousness through Jesus Christ. May the Lord richly bless you with grace and kindness that you would be used by Him to mend and tend the hearts and souls of others.”

It was a day filled with joy, blessing, family and friends. I go to bed with a smile, a tummy full of tacos, two precious children sleeping soundly in their beds and a grateful heart to our mighty Lord Jesus. Bless the LORD, o my soul! Worship His holy name.

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Author: jomegs

my life is full and beautiful because the Lord of all creation has seen fit to take me as His own. I have a wondeful husband, a sweet puppy, a beautiful baby boy, a lovely house in a small town, and two great jobs that allow me to mostly work from home. I throw the occasional temper tantrum, love good food, bake drool-worthy treats, and have a love affair with French-pressed coffee and vanilla lattes.

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