Recently, a friend shared with me that while working at a youth camp, she noticed a student wearing a t-shirt that read simply, “Eggs or Bacon?” Being intrigued, my friend asked for the meaning of such a question. The teen’s response was something I think we should all take time to seriously consider.
The explanation went something like this… When it comes to producing bacon or eggs, the level of commitment needed is significantly different. A chicken lays eggs as a routine part of her life. While there is some measure of sacrifice, it does not take the same level of sacrifice required for the pig to produce bacon. You don’t get bacon from the pig without the pig losing his life. While the eggs are just an inconvenience for the chicken, it takes full commitment and total sacrifice for the pig to add bacon to the breakfast.
The point of application is readily apparent – What are you and I giving to God? Are we egg or bacon Christians? How serious is our commitment to our Savior – is it limited to being mildly inconvenienced; or are we willing to give all we have for Him? When Christ addressed the crowd in Matthew 16, was he talking about possibly enduring a bit of discomfort, or was He speaking of giving their lives to follow Him?
So, I leave you with this challenge – eggs or bacon? Which will you offer Christ? –Dave
“Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” (Matt 16:24-25)
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