The Slug Cake

The Slug Cake


By Faith Hatcher

 The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.   1 Samuel 16:7 NIV


Do you want to know how my ninth birthday cake turned out? It looked like there was a brown slug with a bow on the top. What was supposed to be a really cute bear turned out looking funny. The icing was runny and dripped down the whole cake.

Even though it looked odd, the cake was delicious. Sometimes what we eat doesn’t always look good but it tastes great, just like the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” People can be the same way. Sometimes people look strange, but inside they are really nice. God tells us to look at a person’s heart and not the outside, just like He did when He picked David to be king.

Think about the boy in the back of your class that always sits alone. Kids make fun of him about the way he looks, but he could be really nice inside. The next time you meet someone who looks different, try to get to know that person before you judge him.

And when your cake looks as bad as mine did, eat it anyway. You might be in for a surprise.



Faith Hatcher

Faith is a nine-year-old girl who loves pandas, ice cream and Jesus. She lives in Buford, Georgia with her parents, one big brother, one little sister and a dog. She enjoys playing computer, hanging out with friends and reading.

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  1. Wendi Sims
    May 17, 2013

    Great job Faith! Enjoyed reading your blog.

  2. Leah Adams
    May 17, 2013

    Faith, you are a very wise young lady. What a great post!! I hope other kids and adults read this and remember it. We would be so wise to look at the heart of a person and not the exterior.

  3. Gabby
    May 17, 2013

    Faith, what a great devotional. Thank you for sharing it with us. Thank you for the reminder that we need to look at a person’s heart and give everyone a chance and not reject them just because of their outwardly look. Keep on shining for Jesus!

  4. Beth Plisko
    May 17, 2013

    What a great reminder Faith!! You will be an excellent writer just like your Mom.

  5. Jamie Britt
    May 17, 2013

    Faith, sweetie this was wonderful. It’s a lesson we all need to learn…don’t judge a person. You’re truly your momma’s daughter, you can write!

    • Melissa Ramsey
      May 17, 2013

      I absolutely loved reading your devotion! My little cousin, you are wise beyond your years. What a wonderful reminder to me that I should look at the inner person just as God does. Thank you for the great illustration. Love you, Faith!!

  6. Susan buell
    May 17, 2013

    Faith, we are so proud of you. You are a very good writer , but more important than that is that you care about others. That is an important quality to have . Keep it up. We love you. Papa and Sue Sue.

  7. Gina
    May 17, 2013

    And sometimes, when you’re gorgeous on the outside…kind of like you…you’re just as beautiful on the inside too.

  8. Karen O'Hagan
    May 17, 2013

    Faith, Such a wonderful message and so well written! I am so glad you are in our lives!!!!

  9. Cecilia Jacobs
    May 17, 2013

    Faith, I enjoyed your devotion and thought about all the cakes I made my girls when they were growing up. Some of them turned out like yours, not pretty but delicious. This devotion will help us remember that God made people different and they are perfect in His eyes. We are to love them all. I look forward to reading more from you.

  10. Libby Bridger
    May 17, 2013

    Thank you Faith for sharing your heart through your devotion. A great reminder for everyone.

  11. Mrs. Goodin
    May 19, 2013

    Well done Faith! You are quite the writer! And what a wonderful lesson to learn. I’m so proud of you!

  12. Kelly Morris
    May 20, 2013

    I am so proud of you Faith! What a wonderful reminder for all of us! I have so enjoyed being your math teacher this year. You are a blessing, beautiful inside and out! 🙂

  13. Vicky Arnette
    May 21, 2013

    I was touched by your devotional, what great wisdom from a third grader! God has given you a gift of sharing His word through writing. I am so proud to be your teacher.
    Ms. Arnette

  14. Catherine Kelley
    May 22, 2013


    I’m so proud of the girl you are becoming. This devotional allows others to see your sweet spirit that I’ve gotten the chance to see all year. Continue to share your faith with your friends and know that God will guide you in all that you do. Have a wonderful summer. Keep writing!

    Mrs. Kelley


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