"All these people, people I'll never know. Some are poor, some are rich, some sleep in beds, some sleep on the floor.. But, at the end of the day.. Everyone sleeps. And I guess, if you think about it hard, that other stuff.. everyone's got too." - Daisha
If you live in America and have any form of social media, like any at all, I'm sure by now that you have heard of the show This is Us. I had absolutely no interest in it at first, and I thought it was going to be a complete waste of my time, (I know I'm a college kid, I probably waste more time . than the trashcan in my bedroom floor) but you catch my drift. Like every other TV series that I either loved or avoided as a child, I got it from my mother (there's your shoutout, Ma).
Now, for this show in particular, I love that it shows so may viewpoints. It seems so raw and the writer seems so genuine, right?
This past week (SPOILER ALERT) Daisha, a girl who has lived her life in and out of the foster system, came back to her safe place. She found a home with one of the Big Three of the show and tried her absolute best to avoid calling it HOME. When she finally sat down with him and realized that his home was her safe haven, she began to open up. She talks about how he sees them as similar, and how she did not agree at first, but then she understood.
For those that are dedicated fans, you know what I am talking about when I say that it pulls at your heartstrings. You KNOW what it means when someone retweets a picture of a crockpot sitting on a kitchen counter and the emotional roller coaster that goes along with it.
For me, though, this last week was different. Daisha and her life was like the roller coaster that I see people, including myself, have with Christ. It is the same type if heartstring-pulling, gut wrenching, tear-jerker that we feel when we get so engulfed with This is Us.
Are you with me?
Everyone has something. Everyone has their own struggles. Everyone sleeps. But, at the end of the day we know what we call home. It may be a necklace or a pendant, it may be a person, it may be a dog (I MISS KAISLEY), but as much as we would like to admit it, we all have something.
Daisha dealt with her situation differently than what you could call the extreme, but Christ welcomes us back to him the same way that Randall did with Daisha. He always has his phone on him when we need to call, and he is always concerned about how warm our home is. He wants to know our struggles and he wants to know our stories. We can run away as fast as we possibly can, but as soon as we tire out and need a place to rest, he is always there. Without someone like that in our lives, how will we deal with our version of something?
ps - This is not a critique of the show This is Us but it is a recommendation for Jesus Christ.