In yesterday's post, I promised you my wedding cake story, so here it is. I have mentioned before that we are Mennonites, and my old church where I got married was extremly conservative. As you can see, all the women wore head coverings. Not just in church, but all the time. The Amish come from the Mennonites. If you want to learn a bit more, you can click HERE. The picture of me looking in the mirror, see the long sleeves of my wedding dress? Those sleeves had been sheer see-through chiffon. But upper arms had to be completely covered, so my mom had to line the sleeves. Anyway, you get the idea of how very plain and conservative this church was. Well, by some horrible mishap, the wedding cake was soaked in RUM! Yes, not only was it ugly, but sinful as well. I was prepared for big trouble, at the very least a stern talk from the pastor. But here's the funny part. I soon realized that none of these people had ever tasted rum or any other kind of spirits, so they had no idea what this strange new flavor WAS! There were remarks that it was certainly unusual, they couldn't quite put their finger on it. But they kept coming back for more and having a better time the more they ate! Yes, that night they were spirit filled in more than one way.
"Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for eveything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Ephesians 5:18