We’ve all passed by it before. The sign underneath the Golden Arches, “One million burgers served,” “Ten million smiles and counting,” and so on. McDonalds restaurant has never been shy about proclaiming it’s own goodness. In large part because we’ve all contributed to it in some way or form. Let me say right away that this article is not about bashing the company. Rather we’re going to mention the most recent milestone by a McDonalds customer and how we can learn to walk closer to the Lord as a result.
Don’t worry! It won’t involve having to eat Big Mac’s; through some are already disappointed by this.
A man from Fon du Lac, Wisconsin ate his 25,000 Big Mac a few days ago! He started off eating 9 Big Mac’s a day and has since backed off a little.
For nutritional purposes, I checked out the numbers of the ever famous Big Mac. According to McDonalds’ official website, a Big Mac has 540 calories, 29 grams of fat, 75 milligrams of cholesterol, 1040 milligrams of sodium, 45 grams of carbohydrates, 9 grams of sugar, 3 grams of fiber, and 25 grams of protein! When you first look at the “Big Mac Man,” Don Gorske, it makes you wonder how this guy is able to live with such an eating habit. To those of us who are working so hard to lose weight, this just doesn’t seem fair. For 39 years, the man devoured a Big Mac everyday except for one. It was Thanksgiving Day and all the McDonalds were closed. He forgot to stock up but he never made that same mistake again!
As Christians, we must be cautious of looking at what the world enjoys and the perceived successes they possess. Sometimes we echo the words of Jeremiah, “Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? Wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?” We need to not be envious like the Psalmist in Psalm 73 when the wicked prosper, when their strength seems firm, when they have more than their heart could wish. Remember that our inheritance is not in this world. We do receive rewards in this life from time to time but we are joint-heirs with Christ! Jesus is preparing a mansion for us right now! We are going to live forever with Him! What could be better than that?
This life is but a vapor. It appears and will soon fade away. Don’t gaze into the successes of those that are contrary to Christ. Instead, look unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.
I know it doesn’t seem fair that someone can eat that unhealthy and be “as healthy as a horse.” I know it doesn’t seem like those that live for Christ often catch the breaks. But may I ask you, when did God call for fairness? We are not to live to be fair but we are to live by faith!
The motive of my faith ought not be to prove others wrong or to wish ill will upon the wicked. Rather I should move by faith towards the One who loves me because of what He’s done for me!