Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. * * * * * * * * Roosevelt said, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." In actuality, a little fear is a good thing. It is a much better thing than utter fearlessness which is just a handful of vowels away from foolishness. Hopelessness, however, is a long,slow, ugly death. No one, young or old, wears it well. Few can fake it well. There are cracks in the mask before long. Hope must be true. It must be like a deep well that never ceases to produce buckets of living water. It must come from a source beyond us that flow through us to splash hope into each new day. Make no mistake. God is that source. * * * * * * * * Holy God, we hope in you as you hope through us. Amen.