Lily got dedicated to God yesterday, at both of our churches -- Fountain of Life Covenant Church in Long Beach, and East West Church in Anaheim. It was a very special day. We prayed Jesus' words in Mark 10: 14 over Lily:
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs."
We pray that as Lily grows she would come to Jesus, and know him as her maker, her lover, her friend, her redeemer, and her Lord. We also pray that God would help us be good parents who will always help her to do so and not hinder her in any way. And we pray that as Lily grows she would retain that childlike quality that marks those to whom the kingdom of God belongs.
Here are a couple of pictures from her dedication day: