Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Eli dedicated

We went to see our Arkansas grandbabies this past week. They are so precious!

Look at Elijah's chunko-munko legs!! At least I won't be the only one with dimply rolly polly legs at the beach this summer!

Josh and Staci had a long to-do list to be accomplished. Al enjoys doing that with Josh.

One of the things they did was to take apart the crib Emeri has been sleeping in and putting together a big girl bed. Emeri was so proud of being able to be big enough to sleep in a real bed!

Staci had her own project. Way to be artsy!! And it is so cute! She got some canvas and painted it blue. They found a font they liked on and printed off Elijah's name and also the meaning to his name on clear plastic. Using the church's projector, Staci projected that onto the canvas, penciled over that, then took brown paint and painted the lettering. It is adorable!

On Sunday, we went to New Heights Church where Josh and Staci dedicated Elijah to the Lord. Essentially, Elijah does not belong to them, but to the Lord.
Staci's parents, grandpa and her aunt's family also were there to celebrate.

The verse they chose for Elijah is from 1 Kings 18:36-37: "...let it be known today that You are God in Israel and that I am Your servant and have done all these things at Your command. Answer me, O Lord, answer me, so these people will know that You, O Lord, are God and that You are turning their hearts back again."

May God help them as they raise him to follow the Lord that:

1. God will speak clearly to him and that he will listen
2. That Eli will believe that God can do anything!
3. That Eli will be an instrument to help lead people back to God

Staci has a list of prayers from the story of the prophet Elijah in the Bible. It is so wonderful that he has parents who will pray for him and lead him in the way he should go.


Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

I LOVE that photo of you and Elijah -- the one where your faces are touching. It's sooooo cute. I'm glad you guys had a wonderful weekend.

SarahT said...

Ella and Owen are playing "Elijah" today....They love to act out his story from the Bible! He is adorable and I love the chunky baby legs and cheeks. What a blessing!