Dedication – Immanuel Polistina

Dedication – Immanuel Polistina

Wentworthville Church

Pastor Matthias Thiel praying with Nadine, Domenic and baby Immanuel
Pastor Matthias Thiel praying with Nadine, Domenic and baby Immanuel

 It was Brother Domenic and Sister Nadine Polistina’s desire to present their firstborn son Immanuel to the Lord at a dedication service in their local church.  The ceremony was witnessed by many of their church brethren, family and friends; this took place on a beautiful Sabbath morning, 9th August 2014.

During the ceremony, Nadine shared a special poem before Br Matthias Thiel prayed for Immanuel:

What Do I Want For My Child

Do I seek for him world-wide fame?
Do I treasure him with wealth and riches?
Do I want his life to be just like a game?
What do I want for my child?
Is it power and wisdom and might?
Do I want for him untold blessings?
Do I want everything to go just right?
I’ll tell you what I want for my child…
A heart full of peace from above…
A life of serving others…
A heart full of patience and love…
I want him to know my Saviour…
To be free from the power of sin…
This is what I want for my child Immanuel,
I want him to walk with HIM…
I want him to be like HIM.

Children are a heritage of the Lord.  He loved to have them around, and He blessed them.  We read of this experience in Matthew 19:13-15, “Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.  But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.  And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.”

We pray that Immanuel will bring much joy to his parents and to our Heavenly Father as he grows up desiring in his life to honour our Lord.