This Sunday at our weekly worship service, Jones will be officially dedicated to our Lord.
We have ceremonially dedicated both JAC and Charis as well near their one year birthday. The dedication process is not very elaborate. Ben Parkinson will stand with us in front of our congregation and we will public declare that we are committing to raise Jones as a child of God and asking for support and accountability from our church community in that process.
In this ceremony we will share the meaning of Jones’ name. His name is Joshua Jones Carroll. Joshua means “God rescues” or “God saves” and Jones means “Son of John”. Jones is also Ashleigh’s maiden name.
We will also share with the congregation a dedication verse. For Jones we chose Zephaniah 3:17:
“The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”
I am so thankful for Jones. I am so thankful God led us towards and allowed us to adopt him. I cannot imagine life without him in it.