Schleprock had something unique about him, besides his name. No matter where he went, he had a rain cloud over his head. In case you’re not familiar with Schleprock, he was a cartoon character on Hanna-Barbera’s Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show. He was the one who always had bad luck, hence his rain cloud.
Ever feel like Schleprock when you have a run of bad luck? I felt like it on Mother’s Day. Actually, the day started off well with cards and candy. It went downhill from there. I cracked my car window about 9 inches while at my mother’s house for lunch. When I went to leave, a bird had managed to fly into the cracked window and had gotten trapped in my car. Once I managed to get the frazzled bird out, it took me a while to clean my car on the inside.
I’m not done yet. That morning I was running late for Sunday school and forgot to take the trash out to the garage. While I was gone, my dog, Little John, got in the trash and had a hay day! So I got to clean that mess up too. Later on I opened up a Diet Dr. Pepper and it spewed everywhere! It was as if a small volcano was erupting. God had placed a rain cloud over my head that day, or did He?
In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing. Job 1:22(NIV)I’m the one who cracked a window big enough for a bird to fly in. I’m the one who forgot to take out the trash. I’m the one who went be-bopping through the house with a carbonated drink in my hand. I’m not going to blame God when I’m the one who made the wrong choices. By the end of the day, I had to laugh. At that point, my cloud became a rainbow.