My favorite cartoon character is Wile E. Coyote. He always chases Roadrunner. Wile E. buys many things to help him capture Roadrunner. But usually Wile E.’s plans backfire and he is caught in his own trap.
The thing that I like best about Wile E. Coyote is that he never gives up. He keeps trying, no matter what happens. Even when his plans blow up, we know that he will be back again in the next cartoon chasing Roadrunner.
Wile E. Coyote is like Joseph. Joseph’s brothers were jealous of him. Genesis 37:19-20 tells us one thing that Joseph’s brothers did to him. “They said, ‘Here comes Joseph the dreamer. We should kill him now while we can. We can throw his body into one of the empty wells and tell our father that a wild animal killed him. Then we will show him that his dreams are useless.’”
Many other bad things happened to Joseph. He was sold into slavery. He was falsely accused. And he was sent to jail. But Joseph did not give up. He continued to obey and worship God. God used these bad circumstances to bless Joseph.
Be like Joseph and Wile E. Coyote today. Don’t give up. Stand strong for God!