1 Samuel 1:24-28 — After he was weaned, she took the boy with her, young as he was, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour and a skin of wine, and brought him to the house of the Lord at Shiloh. When the bull had been sacrificed, they brought the boy to Eli, and she said to him, “Pardon me, my lord. As surely as you live, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the Lord. I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.”
One of my most powerful memories is from March 20, 2005. That Sunday morning, Grace and I stood in front of our church to “dedicate” Andrew. Standing there holding my 5 day old son, I meant every word of this… I prayed for this boy, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.
And I still mean it today.