I thank God for the era in which I have lived. One of the reasons is to have been able to have known this guy, Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius. You may find this a bit funny, but, hang in there, you might see something profound.
You see, when animator Chuck Jones and the Warner Bros. team developed the Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote series, they did some serious planning. They developed rules that would govern the progression of the plots and boundaries of behavior that could not be crossed. One such boundary was that the Road Runner was to never ever be caught. Another, unknown to many, is the fact that no matter what chaos or catastrophe that befell the poor haphazard canine, it had to be the result of his own creation. Hence, this blog.
I heard someone say yesterday, "Why do these things always seem to happen to me?". Is it possible that we, like the well-known Acme customer, are prone to reap what we have sown? Do bad things actually happen to good people?
In my blogs I usually try to explain life's happenings with sound Biblical teaching, seasoned with a bit of humor, and, this blog is no different.
Jesus tells the parable (earthly story with Heavenly meaning) of the prodigal son to His disciples, which is recorded in the fifteenth chapter of the book of Luke. The story tells of a son that decides he is ready to take a bite out of the big apple of life. He requests his inheritance from his father, which is made available to him, and he heads out on his new journey, unaware of what lies before him.
Far from home he tastes the fruit of what the world has to offer "and there wasted his substance with riotous living". Broke, on his own and far from home, he hires himself out to a local citizen to feed his pigs. I can hear him now saying, "Woe is me". (Just like Wile E. Coyote, the prodigal son had created the calamity he endured.) Jesus said that he was so hungry that he would have fain (been happy) to fill his belly with the husks that the swine ate. And, things could have continued as this...
But, Jesus said that "when he came to himself", when he realized what he had done, he returned home to be joyfully received of his father.
Galatians 6:7 says, "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap".
It seems that Chuck Jones may have considered this before strapping that rocket on that poor self-proclaimed animated genius.