On Sunday we had Pastor Barry Oram from our church dedicate Asher to God in a nice little ceremony at MacKenzie Trails. We had some family and friends join us and following the ceremony we had a yummy lunch and some play/picture time :) The weather turned out so lovely as the forecast had been calling for rain all week. Thank you Lord! God knows how stressed I would have been to have all those people in our house and He prevails! :)
As we approached the Dedication, we faced many attempts by the enemy to reschedule this dedication again. We did have Asher scheduled to be dedicated months ago but Asher ended up in the hospital with broncholitis and was discharged only 2 days before the service so we decided to reschedule. So, we did it this past Sunday and DID NOT let the enemy have a say in our lives. Asher ended up in the Emerg again a week before the service because of wheezing and fast/laboured breathing (turned out to be a reactive airway something or other to the cold he had.) So a puffer and steroids were prescribed. And then...on Friday night Wes was out at Camp Caroline to go to the Men's Retreat through BOB and he dislocated his right ankle. I wasn't sure I could pull this off with him out of commission but all turned out so well. All Wes had to do was hobble around on his crutches and stand up with our family. I did have to let some things go and I did ask for help and I prayed. God filled me with His grace and the ceremony was a success!!
Thank you to all the friends and family who supported us in this.
The Bible tells us that Mary and Joseph presented their son Jesus back to God in an act of worship and dedication. "Then it was time for their purification offering , as required by the law of Moses after the birth of a child, so his parents took him to Jerusaleum to present him to the Lord ...There the child grew up healthy and strong. He was filled with wisdom and God's favor was on him."
Luke 2:22, 40