The scriptures show us in different areas the importance of child dedication. In 1 Samuel 1:27–28 (NASB), a godly woman named Hannah prayed to God to give her a child. When he did and Samuel was born, Hannah prayed these words:
“For this boy I prayed, and the Lord has given me my petition which I asked of Him. So I have also dedicated him to the Lord; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the Lord.”
In Luke chapter 2 of the New Testament, following the birth of Jesus, we see Jesus being presented in the temple.
One key step in marking your desire to nurture your child in the ways of God is to dedicate him or her to God publically, through a child dedication ceremony.