"What I was wondering however was why does anything matter at all but the here and now? The past has already happened, and you can't change it, and the future isn't promised?"
- The here and now is a limited way of thinking. Do we not study history for a reason? Do we not have any goals in the future? The present does matter, but so does the past and the future. It's true, it is not fitting for us to make promises, but that doesn't mean there is no hope. Man fails, but Jesus does not. Those who truly seek will find this to be true. I hold on to the promises of God. If we are children of God we can trust in His promises. For me it is necessary. He is gracious and extends His mercy to me. I've found comfort in Him and in His word. Life is just to prepare us for a wedding, we breathe our last breath only to finally reunite with the Perfect Groom, the Lover of our souls, Jesus Christ. Personally, I'm not too fond of weddings, but I don't mind if the Groom is Jesus.