Like many churches, Bethlehem celebrated Mothers Day with a special dedication of children. It is a serious and joyous occasion where parents and members dedicate themselves to the raising of these children.
And, similar to last week when Dr. Meyer (hopefully soon to be Pastor Jason!) inserted references to disability naturally into his sermon, Pastor Kenny reminded everyone that all children are gifts:
Pastor Kenny – Excerpt from introductory remarks for Children Dedication May 13, 2012 (My apologies for the quality of the recording)
I find this so helpful and encouraging when my leaders do this! My child with disabilities is welcome in this place, and everyone is reminded that families like ours are gifts to be celebrated.
But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. (1 Corinthians 12:18-20 ESV)