Monday, August 2, 2010

A baby dedicated

On Sunday, July 25, we had Bodie dedicated. Our church (actually, the entire Evangelical Free denomination, I think) does adult baptisms and infant dedications. The reasoning is that adults are capable of making the decision to accept Jesus Christ as their lord and savior, and are baptized as an outward symbol of that inward decision. Children, by contrast, are not mature enough to make that kind of decision and so are "dedicated" instead, during a ceremony where the parents commit to raising their children in the Christian faith and the congregation stands alongside the parents. It's pretty cool.

Anyway, we finally had Bodie home long enough to get it done, and it was awesome! It was wonderful to be able to stand up in front of our church and all of those people who had been praying so faithfully for Bodie and our entire family during this time. Bodie is such a testament to God's faithfulness and power and we cherished the opportunity to share that.

Here are some pics taken by the amazing Brian Hawkins (


  1. Congratulations! I know exactly how awesome that had to be for you guys -- we had Chase dedicated on Sunday, too! In fact, I wrote a song and performed it for his dedication video. It was impossible to find a song that said what I wanted to say. :)

    I absolutely love the family pictures! You all look so very happy -- it's SO wonderful to see! I'm so glad Bodie is doing so great! Our boys are living, breathing MIRACLES and we are SO BLESSED to be their mommies!!!

    Congratulations again!

  2. Congratulations! I can't wait to get our little man dedicated! I know it will be such a special day to show how Great our God is!

    Your family is beautiful! :o)

  3. Amy, first I have to say you are beautiful! Love all the pics! Such a blessing to see you in church as a family, something we all take for granted. Congratulations on his dedication, we will always be praying for him and for you.
    Praying for the teething. We are in the same stage, Annette is constantly head butting me she's so angry about it and then she gets mad at me for the pain I inflicted. Ha Ha! Hope his all come in soon so you can enjoy his smiles again. Love to you all! Erin

  4. Love the pictures of all the family. God bless little Bodie and all the Bennetts. Hugs and prayers, Bonnie & the Kerrs