August 27, 2019

Yesterday was a very bad day. As I read the news, I was deeply disturbed to see that Kentucky Fried Chicken has partnered with vegetarian food producer “Beyond Meat” to come up with fake chicken. The new nuggets and boneless wings are described as “plant-based” poultry.

As I continued to read the article about Kentucky Fried Chicken’s betrayal of all that is holy, I realized that chicken is almost a vegetable anyways so it wasn’t that big a deal. And then I remembered Burger King. That’s when my mood really darkened.

Burger King has taken the sacred Whopper (made with meat) and given it a meatless patty. That’s right. It’s called the Impossible Whopper. I am not making this up. You can now walk into a Burger King and order a hamburger with no hamburger. That’s just wrong. What a letdown.

Just when I think I finally have a handle on life, someone comes along and decides to pretend and mislead others into thinking that meatless meat is food. It’s not. What used to be one of the staples of my life that I could always depend upon is now an imposter.

While you may not feel as betrayed as I do by the fast food industry that I truly cherish and have spent a tremendous amount of money supporting, there is something in life that you have depended upon that has let you down.

Friends may have betrayed you. Family may have deserted you. The government may pass laws that unintentionally cause injury and needless pain. Your doctor may miss the right diagnosis. The bottom may drop out of the stock market. The car salesman may have lied. Your neighbor may be a world-class jerk. The bottom line is that life can be unpredictable at best.

But there is one thing that you can always count on that will never change or let you down. It’s Jesus and his undying love for you. That’s why the writer of Hebrews said, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)

No matter what happens in your life. Even if you feel betrayed by Burger King, that will not impact God’s love. That’s what he does. It will never change.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, help me to always trust you above all else. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Just for the record, I am sure there are no vegetable-based hamburgers in heaven; nor are there any Brussels sprouts or artificial sweeteners. It’s all saturated fats and sugar. That’s as good as it gets.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins