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Immerse: Poets - Week 14

Most nights, when I go to bed, the TV has to be on in order for me to fall asleep. My mind races at night and for some reason it helps shut my mind off. One thing I will not do is watch a tv show I have never seen. I always go through the series of shows I have already seen. I’ll start with season 1 of the show and go all the way through. Whenever I am finished with the final season of that show, I will start another series I have already seen. There are about seven to eight shows I recycle through.

I just recently finished “Fringe,” a Sci-Fi Drama from 2008-2013. I have never really been into Sci-Fi, but this was one of those shows I instantly got invested in when I watched it for the first time in 2009. It is one of those recycled shows I was talking about. In season five, which is the final season, the main protagonists must protect their world from intruders from the future. These intruders were called Observers. They were evolved humans from one possible future of mankind. They would use their brain evolution to travel through time with their endgame rising to a position of totalitarian power in the past, which they assumed in 2015 (season five).

All throughout season five, the main protagonists were putting a plan in place to stop the Observers and reset the timeline, so they would not invade. This plan took a little over 20 years to put together and execute. Throughout those twenty years, their friends would be killed, the daughter of two of the protagonists would be killed right in from of them, sacrifices would be made, and all hope would seem lost with no way of finding it and defeating the Observers.
As I was reading this week’s Immerse selection, I feel like this is what Job was probably going through. Satan approached God and asked Him for permission to essentially attack Job and take everything from him, so Satan could prove to God that Job would curse God. God gave Satan that permission and he took everything from Job. All of his livestock were either taken or died. All of Job’s children were killed. His servants were also killed. And to top it off Job’s body was covered in sores. Job lost everything and it seemed like there was no light at the end of the dark tunnel. It seemed like all hope was lost. The good thing is we know that not to be true. Keep reading and you will see how Job responds to all these hardships happening to Him and God’s response to his response.
Getting back to Fringe, I’m not going to tell you how it ended, you’ll have to go and watch it for yourself, but all hope was not lost.