Child dedication boldly declares three foundational truths about the human condition.
1. That these young persons are precious to God, their lives are sacred because they are created in God's image to have the capacity of personally relating to Him.
2. In spite of the innocent beauty of these children, we recognize that they are sinners. When they come of age, they need to be redeemed for they , like all of us, are utterly helpless to merit salvation.
3. Dedication declares that Jesus is the rescuer.
Jesus invited the little children to come because He
knew, better than anyone else did, that they needed Him, too. Acts 4:12 (NLT)
There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by
which we must be saved.” Let us
hear the Word of the Lord as it comes to us in Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NLT) 6 And
you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving
you today. 7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when
you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and
when you are getting up. This is the commandment of God, that we should
diligently rear our children in our most holy faith.