I know you are shopping for the ideal church experience, and "trying on" different places of worship to find a good fit.
I met you before the service yesterday, and watched as you left with tears in your eyes...and wondered if you found what you were looking for.
My prayer is that you found more than an entertaining hour and a half display of people singing and a riveting sermon with pops of humor...I pray that you found the answer to the questions you've asked in those desperate hours...why your best friend is dying of cancer and why your family is drowning in this economic slump.
My prayer is that you found more than a crowd of people that stand, sing, sit, listen, stand, and sing again...that you found a crowd of people that left with overflowing faith, unashamedly putting that faith into motion by making the world a better place.
My prayer is that your tears are from a genuine experience with the God of unfailing love, the bringer of peace, and the hope of the world.
And in this winter hour of your soul, I pray those were tears of joy, as you found the promise of life growing under the snow of your circumstances.