The winds howled, the drums rumbled, and the rain fell in steady rhythm.

But inside the congregation, peace was found abundant, people cared, shared, and no fear was among them.

Some cried as others shared what was inside, and all became thankfull of the day.

Eventually spirits rised, clouds vaporized, and the sun shone down once again.

I believe we brought that sun, that our tears like the rain and winds like our sighs were vented from our spirits.

That as our hearts turned from sorrow to joy we began to shine, and with us the world around us did as well.