Have you had a good hamburger on the grill yet this summer? I did just a few days ago. I also had a fast food hamburger today and I think they are serving hamburgers for summer school lunch next week. Hamburgers are one of those meals that thousands enjoy every day. In fact, I read that McDonald's serves 6.48 MILLION hamburgers every day.
A hamburger can be enjoyed with many different types of condiments. I prefer just ketchup and mustard. Some people add pickles, cheese, mayo, lettuce, onion, bacon, and tomato. The official hamburger is made of beef, but some "hamburgers" are made out of ground turkey, ground venison, or maybe even ground bison meat.
No one really knows for sure who "invented" the hamburger but we are pretty sure that that first hot meat sandwich was named after Hamburg, Germany. It became popular in America at the 1904 World Fair, the same year that the ice cream cone had its start. I am quite confident that the hamburger will be enjoyed for many years to come, celebrating summer on the grills of homes around the world.
One of the reasons that hamburgers are so popular is that they are so consistent. There's not many ways to change the basic ingredients -- hamburger and a bun. It's pretty predictable and can be considered a "comfort food". Reminds me a little of Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is consistent -- much more than the common hamburger. Jesus can be trusted to keep His promises and to be as strong and caring today as He was in the Bible. He can still do miracles. He can stop a storm. He can heal people from diseases. The same. Yesterday, Today, Forever!
Have a burger today. Try to change it up a little today but know there is no way to ever change Jesus. He will always care about you!