Some things are made to go together… peanut butter & jelly, ham & cheese, apple pie & ice cream.  Oscar Mayer just announced a new combination that is sure to be a hit, a new bacon hot dog!  The good news is that the new dogs will be on the shelves in time for Memorial Day!

We Americans love our Hot Dogs, and we love our bacon.  The creative genius of Oscar Mayer is giving us both – a hot dog with bacon cooked into the middle of it.  However, as with so many other things in life, bacon stuffed hot dogs may be good, they just are not very good for you.

In fact, finding the balance of ‘good’ and ‘good-for-you’ is not an easy task.  The writer of Hebrews came up with the perfect pair- a sweet combination of Grace and Mercy.  Hebrews 4:16 says, Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

So as you approach the hot dog aisle this Memorial Day – go easy on the bacon-stuffed hot dogs, but when you approach God’s throne, have all the “grace” and “mercy” that you need.

Think about it and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D