Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Tobi's Dedication Czech Style

Hey all,

As some of you may know we went to Czech last weekend and had our son Tobias dedicated to the Lord. We have decided to do this twice, once in English and once in Czech to accommodate our dual language relationship/family. Our reason for dedication and not infant baptism is this:

"God in His goodness gives children as gifts to parents. They not only have the awesome responsibility of caring, protecting this gift, but the privilege of enjoying this gift. Children belong to God, and by grace given as gifts to us, therefore we dedicate our children back to God.

Hannah presented Samuel to the Lord.

Luke 2:22: And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord.

In the same way Brian and Betka today bring Tobias Martin, presenting themselves first and then Tobi before the Lord." This was taken from the text that our pastor will go by for Tobi's dedication in English.

Betka and I both have different backgrounds, as I was baptized as an infant and she wasn't. This is our compromise. Tobi will be baptized when he makes a personal decision to follow Jesus Christ.

Eventually we will have video of both dedications on this blog or linked to this blog. due to the fact that the video size is a bit larger there will only be bits of the dedications on here in the blog, the rest will be able to be found on I will make sure that I put a link on here when they are accessible. please be patient . . .we could not wait to share this with you all, but know that figuring out how to do this is taking some time for me. Thanks for your patience and here is a teaser for the whole version that should be on youtube as soon as possible.

Our date for Tobi's dedication in English at our Vienna church, the International Chapel of Vienna, is October 12th. We are very excited about this and will share the video and/or pictures as soon as we have them.

God bless you guys!:)

Brian, Betka, and Tobi

No comments: