This past Sunday at church, on Mother’s Day, Justin and I were commissioned as parents to raise our son to know and love God’s son, Jesus. What an honor and joy to publically commit to raising Him in Christ’s love! And to commit to show him Christ through our lives and actions, as well as our words.
Gigi, Pop, Shayne, Kim, Wes, Wilson, Wylie Kate, Wynne and all our Allen Bible family were there to pray over sweet Tristan’s life. We prayed, as I do everyday, that Tristan would come not only to know Jesus, but to love him with his whole heart and soul. To be drawn to Christ and to have a personal relationship with him that comes before all others. To know Christ’s love, joy, forgiveness and grace. There is so much we hope and pray for him.
We were asked to share a scripture that we will be praying over him, which is difficult because you want to pray them all! But Justin and I chose to share about Mathew 25, the parable of the talents.
Verse 20 begins talking about the man who was wise with what was given to him, and produced even more…
“The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.' 21"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness.”
Our prayer for Tristan is that he would be faithful to use the time, talents, mind, heart, everything God gives him to the glory of God. That he would not sit on the sidelines in his walk with Christ. That he would be an active follower of Christ so that God will one day say to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant.'”
Ten other sweet babies were dedicated, or parents commissioned I should say, three of which came from our lifegroup. How sweet it is to share this with them, and commit to help mold and shape each other’s children to know and love God. I’m again and again so thankful for our church family and the friendships God has blessed us with. How much I’m sure we’ll need each other as our boys grow!
Here are some pictures from this special time. We love you Tristan, and more importantly, Jesus loves you more than we ever could! You are a gift from Him and we are thankful he has entrusted us with your life! What an honor it is to be your parents!