For me personally, and for my immediate family, 2013 was a very good year. We are blessed beyond measure with good friends, good jobs, reasonably decent health. But for too many people I know, this is not so.
As always, this song captures for me the hope that hard times are behind us. For those who have suffered this year, I hope the next year brings better days. For absent friends, may you find peace in the place beyond the pains of this life.