Last night my family and I were watching The Waltons again. During one part of the episode Grandma told John-Boy about the first time she was kissed.
He asked, "How did that make you feel?"
She replied, "Well I thought I was going to have a baby!"
"Don't laugh at me."
"I'm not laughing at you Grandma, I'm just wondering how you could be so innocent and still be kissed."
Grandma said, "Well he took me by surprise."
"I can see Grandpa doing that."
"Well . . . it wasn't your Grandpa who kissed me first. It was someone else."
"Does he know that? Have you told him?" John-Boy asks.
"No! Do you think I would tell him that I was kissed before I was married? No! And you better not tell him either."
What innocence! I couldn't help but laugh when Grandma said she thought she was going to have a baby! If that was the case, there would be even more pregnancies out of wedlock.
I still believe God wants me to save my first kiss for my wedding day. A lot of Christians don't believe this anymore, but I do. Mama has told me many times about the temptations kissing will bring along. I don't know from experiance, but I belive her words of wisdom because she has been there before. The Bible says to "hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother." (Pro. 1:8) The Bible also says "Thus sayeth the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. . ." (Jeremiah 6:16) In the old days, it was shameful to be kissed before marriage. A kiss was a sacred thing saved for marriage. That's the way it should be. I know we are all flesh and we may not keep this commitment, but we should at least try our best.
So on my wedding day, adorned in pure white by the grace of God, I hope to recieve my first kiss without any feelings of guilt! Ah, that must be a glorious feeling!