The Purest Love Wedding Cake
by Angel Rushing
(Clarkesville, GA USA)
When I was first asked to make this wedding cake I had no idea the impact that it would have on my own life. I knew from being around these two young people at church that they were different from others their age but I had no idea how committed they were until the actual wedding.
The young man who was 21 had been called to preach at the age of around 18 I believe. I had heard them talking about saving their first kiss for their wedding day which I thought was commendable but then as the preacher began the ceremony he brought to our attention that as the bride's father led the bride down the aisle and placed his daughter's hand into the hand of the young groom that it was the first time that they had ever held hands. After a year of dating...never even held hands??
What a personal commitment on both their parts. The preacher then explained that as the groom and bride shared their first kiss that it would be a pure kiss because neither of their lips had ever kissed another.
As I saw the joy and love in both of their eyes as they became man and wife that day I couldn't help but be moved to tears. I left that day knowing that the white wedding cake that I had made was a very rare cake indeed and truly a symbol of the purest love, the way that God intended it.
I understood that in today's society this type of love may be ridiculed or even teasingly labeled as "not normal"...but if the world could just see the overwhelming love and respect for each other and God that were shining in their eyes everyone would want to experience that.
Life Changing Wedding Cake
The best part of this story is that as I witnessed this Holy event my 10 year old daughter looked up at me and said, "Mom, I want to save my first kiss for my husband and I hope it's a missionary because I want 6 kids and you know missionaries have lots of children". I couldn't help but chuckle a little but in my heart I hoped she could one day experience that and miss out on a lot of the heartaches that I and her Daddy had experienced in our life.
I left that day with a new appreciation for marriage, a deeper love for my husband, and a new commitment to my children to do everything I can to prepare their hearts for the mate that God has chosen for them. Who would have thought that making a wedding cake would be such a life changing event.