In this service, 19 kids were dedicated back to God. Some of them were teenagers who had parents that got saved later in life, some were adopted and never had the opportunity as a baby to be a part of a similar dedication. Both Parents and legal guardians, along with the church, vowed to raise their kids to follow Christ in a beautiful ceremony!!!
3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
Proverbs 22:6 KJV
6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
God has called us to leave a legacy
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 KJV
19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
20 That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
Samuel was given back to God
1 Samuel 1:20 (KJV)
20 Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the Lord.
1 Samuel 1:27-28 (KJV)
27 For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him:
28 Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord. And he worshipped the Lord there.
Jesus was dedicated himself
Luke 2:21-22 (KJV)
21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
Jesus prayed a blessing over the children brought unto Him
Mark 10:13-16 (KJV)
13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
This Vow is a VERY sacred vow and should not be done lightly.
Numbers 30:2 (KJV)
2 If a man vow a vow unto the Lord, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.
Ecclesiastes 5:5 (KJV)
5 Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.