Rogue One: A Star Wars Movie
"I'm not used to people sticking around when things go bad."
I took my family to see “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and it was amazing! Don’t worry I won’t spoil anything for you, but I will say that you should see the movie.
I was sitting and enjoying the story and characters as it filled in gaps to the original movie (episode IV) when a specific line stood out to me in an incredible way.
There is a scene in the movie when things look like they have taken a turn for the worst and that all hope is basically lost and a dialogue between the two main characters happens as they decide what to do next.
The scene that made the movie for me went something like this:
Jyn walks into the hanger, dejected but not wanting to quit and Cassian approaches her with words of encouragement and loyalty. The two sentences below had a level of depth and power that is hard to describe.
Jyn looks at Cassian and says, “I’m not used to people sticking around when things go bad.”
Cassian’s response is, “Welcome home.”
Isn’t that powerful?
So often we assume when things go bad we will be left alone to deal with it, or that we will be deserted in some way.
We are called to stand together as Christians, to unite and at the very least pray with one heart for one another and our struggles and hurdles. Especially when those hurdles are brought about by our obedience to God and His greater purpose in our lives.
The unified spirit that affirms us and spurs us to take on any challenge is powerful. Knowing that we aren’t alone and we will sacrifice for each other, this knowledge makes us family. Similar to Jyn’s situations, for many it’s the only true taste of family they might ever have.
My prayer for you is that you will find your “family” of believers that will stand by you when things get rough, that you can stand with when they are going through hard times.
Gal. 6: 1-2, 10
1 Thess. 5:11