Co-founder of The Treasure Box People
I don’t come from a tradition where Godparents are the norm; raised in a Baptist Church, they have more recently been occasionally included in the dedication service, when parents make promises to raise their child within the church community, but are still not a regular feature.
For Adam and I, however, when we planned each of our children’s dedication services, it was one of the things we both really wanted for our children. People we could bring into our family, who would stand alongside us as we take this parenting adventure, who would pray for our children, share stories with them, help them to discover Jesus and become other important people in their lives.
Our children are already blessed by their nurturing presence in their lives, as is our family as a whole. There are the close-at-hand Godparents and the live-far-away Godparents, the cooler-than-Mummy-and-Daddy Godparents and the make-sure-I-behave Godparents, the creatives and the actives, the hilarious and the still small voice, and each of them speak love; Jesus’ love, into the lives of our children.
They are a gift we thank God for.