5.11.2007

Israel's Dedication

We dedicated Israel at church this past Saturday!
Sorry it took me so long to post, but we forgot our camera there and I didn't have any pictures to go along with it. Thanks to Auntie Amber for sending these ones.
The dedication was sweet and very special. JP talked about why we chose the name Israel for our daughter. The name itself is generally a man's name and means "contends with God." Most people would consider that a bad thing, but when you look at the story in context, you realize that Israel didnt' just wrestle with God out of pride or stubbornness. He had tasted the blessing of God and knew that he could never let go of it. There was no point to life if God's blessing wasn't there. We pray that Rae's relationship with God will be equally as passionate. And as for it being a boy's name...while the man Israel was indeed a man, the NATION of Israel is generally referred to in the feminine form throughout the Bible. She is God's bride.


Here is a picture of the cute dress she wore. Her uncle Nathan gave it to her.

After prayer and some prophetic words which I have yet to transcribe, Great Grampy came up and shared a super cute poem he had written for Israel.

Grampy's Poem:

Rae, Rae, this is your day!
May you always listen to what God has to say.

Rae, Rae, this is your day!
May you always listen to what Mom has to say.

Rae, Rae, this is your day!
May you always listen to what Dad has to say.

Rae, Rae, this is your day!
May you always have love each and every day.

Rae, Rae, God will be with you
Each and every day.

Rae, Rae, dedicated to God on the fifth of May.

Rae, Rae, you had your day!
May you always be as precious as you are today.

3 comments:

Erin said...

I can't believe those dimples!

Anonymous said...

Such a darling! And I love Grampy's poem:)

G

Lori said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!