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The Consecration of A Child (25.2.14)

“The consecration of a child is close to The Father’s heart –

                              together with the consecration of the spirit which waited in His presence:

                                                                 now before the face of man;

                                                                 now attesting to a future relationship with God;

                                                                 now entrusted for the development of the body soul and spirit.

The consecration of a child is a sacred trust,

                                             is a sacred introduction,

                                             is a sacred memory of man within his infancy,

                                             is a sacred celebration of the birth,

                                             is a sacred celebration of the presence,

                                             is a sacred celebration of the imaging of God.

The consecration of a child is an affirmation of the guidance intended by the parents,

                                                                                 intended by the saints:

                                                             as both are accompanied by the will of God as intended for My Spirit.

The consecration of a child is a starting point in the godly-centricity of a child,

                                             witnesses the blessings imparted by the faith-filled,

                                             recalls the inheritance awaiting the due time,

                                             stamps the sacrifice of God upon the character in formation,

                                                                                    upon the desire of the heart for righteousness,

                                                                                    upon a reaching out to the journey home.

The consecration of a child stirs the hearts and the consciences of those present in the flesh,

                                                                                     of those present in support,

                                                                                     of those present with their vows,

                                                                                     of those who dwell with the intentness of their faith.

The consecration of a child sets the stage for the expectations of God,

                                                                   for the development of skills as seen within a blessing,

                                                                   for growth and development untarnished by the world,

                                                                   for the blessing of parenthood entrusted by God.

The consecration of a child should be celebrated at a birthday,

                                             should be celebrated at a turning point of life,

                                             should be celebrated with a call to My Spirit for counsel when the road ahead divides.

The consecration of a child ensures a chaperone through life:

                                                         a chaperone who guides;

                                                         a chaperone who can protect;

                                                         a chaperone who mends the broken-hearted;

                                                         a chaperone who knows the way;

                                                         a chaperone who will help to carry burdens until they are discarded along the way.

The consecration of a child speaks of a holy generation,

                                             speaks of the love of God,

                                             speaks of a future of companionship,

                                             speaks of the assigning by The Lord.

The consecration of a child enhances the faith of parents,

                                             spreads faith across the generations,

                                             grows faith where it is most needed,

                                             ushers in the pathway to the fall of grace.

The consecration of a child can change a related life,

                                             can concentrate the thoughts on what is missing from a life,

                                             can bring unity of purpose,

                                             can amplify a call for help,

                                             can see a berth secured:

                                                                 prior to the leaving of a harbour,

                                                                 prior to setting off for a distant destination,

                                                                 prior to the close of day with the scheduled stopping of a heart.

The consecration of a child reaches out and blesses,

                                             reaches out and teaches,

                                             reaches out and enfolds the onlookers with a hug.

The consecration of a child brings consideration of the future into the present,

                                             brings an arrival into the present,

                                             takes the promises of the present embedded within the future of a life.

The consecration of a child settles divisions in the faith so faith is seen to grow,

                                             settles divisions in a household so a household is seen to become a home,

                                             settles divisions of status so status is determined by an earthbound temple.

The consecration of a child has no place for an uttered lie,

                                             has no place for falsity or deceit,

                                             has no place for where integrity does not form the basis which carries forth the day.

The consecration of a child focuses the expectations,

                                             focuses the intentions,

                                             focuses the resources,

                                             focuses the abilities of the parents in the nurturing of a child of God.

The consecration of a child results in the safest of safe harbours –

                                                     for the development and preparation in mortality –

                                                                                           under the very watchful eyes of The Loving God.

The consecration of a child is measured as a milestone worthy of remembrance:

                                                          by God;

                                                          by family;

                                                          by those present in accord;

                                                          by those who witnessed and cherished all which was both seen and heard.”

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