On Sunday Naomi was dedicated before our church. It was a precious time, one we were able to share with our families. They came to show their support and commitment, their dedication, to pray for Naomi, entrusting her future into our Father's powerful hands.
Her shawl was the same shawl my Mom wore when she was christened as an infant, knit lovingly by Mom's Mom, my Memere, Naomi's Great Grandmother.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name,
that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory,
to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;
and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
may be able to comprehend with all the saints
what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge,
that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all we ask or think,
according to the power that works within us,
to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus
to all generations
forever and ever.