Some more of my own work, and a slight change from portraits. I recently had the privilege of making a wedding cake for my friends Lisa and Andy. It’s not something I’d volunteer to do too often (I’m not sure my nerves would stand it), but I was pleased to be able to do it for them.
The centrepiece of the cake was an arrangement of sugarpaste roses and leaves on the top. The petals have to be painstakingly cut, worked and assembled until you get roses. Then I added a bit of gold lustre powder to add a bit of sparkle, and to match the gold in the rest of the wedding decorations.
I was quite pleased in the end, and other people seemed to like them too. But as it reminded me of some verses from Luke’s gospel…
“Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!”
– Luke 12v27-28
I was pretty proud of my half-a-dozen sugar roses I’d made. But I’m quite conscious that I was only copying something the Creator made first, and they were pretty poor copies at that (and that isn’t just me being modest – compare an actual rose to the ones I made…). And he makes millions upon millions of flowers day after day. And that’s just flowers…
As I dabble in creating things, I’m following in the footsteps of a Creator who is worthy to be worshipped. And if he takes such good care over each individual flower, then he is also worthy to be trusted.