Ok, you may think back to fonder times in life this season. In fact, Christmas and New Years may bring back a flood of positive PAST memories that make the present hurtful. It hurts to remember what was because of a lost friend or family member.

That feeling points out a factor that everyone goes through because our hope is not tied to the present world. And so the Scripture gives us great reason to have hope that extends beyond this life. This is vital spiritual lesson that we all must learn from Romans 15:13.