Originally scheduled for October 2
By all that our society holds as being key to success, this
poor creature should be among the greatest.
noted for his brains, to the point of genius – and beyond.
one clear objective to accomplish – all his effort goes into it.
willing to take risks; indeed, his physical courage is undeniable as
Ingenuity? His life has
been one long parade of ingenuity.
Persistence is sovereign, we say.
He’s a model of persistence over many years.
So tell me: just why is
it that Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius, still hasn’t caught the
Simple: it can’t be
You see, Wile E. lives in a different universe than we do.
If you don’t think so, take a course in basic physics some
time and go back and look at those cartoons.
That universe is not a random place; it has laws, just as our
universe has laws. It’s
just that they are very different laws.
Every universe has laws, even those of human invention.
They are a necessary part of creating a universe.
Laws of the universe may be physical, or they may also be moral
laws. We live in a
universe with moral law.
(If you don’t think so, tell me:
do you believe that “what goes around, comes around?” That’s
a moral law.) Breaking
those moral laws has consequences.
If you don’t think you’ve ever broken that moral law, tell
me: have you ever
criticized someone for something you’ve done yourself?
Wile E. Coyote teaches us a valuable lesson here:
break those laws, and you have to face the consequences.
In our universe, the consequence of sin is death.
But – praise be to God! – our Creator has provided a way to get
past that consequence.
Christ has paid the penalty of our sins;
God’s great love is the surpassing moral law of the universe.
We commemorate that payment on the Cross by celebrating Communion.
It reminds us of the moral law of God; the penalty for
failure and the love that triumphs over it.
Wile E. Coyote possesses boundless self-confidence.
The Christian clings to the hope in Christ.
Wile E. knows nothing of his creator; the Christian knows the
love of the Creator, and the hope that it brings.
Remember the sacrifice that gave us that hope as you partake