Dedicating a child acknowledges God’s sovereignty not only over the child, but also over the Mom and Dad. Parents present their child before God and His people asking for grace and wisdom in carrying out their responsibilities. Parents also come praying that their child might one day trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of their life.
Deuteronomy 6:4-7 Commands parents to love God; if they truly wish for their child to one day love and follow God, their lives must an example. This is a good time for parents to fully establish God as the center and focus of their lives.