Saturday, August 3, 2013

something suddenly has begun

I watched the film Les Miserables with my wife a few weeks ago.  The song that arrested me was "Suddenly", and specifically the line within it, "Something not yet here has begun."

Jean Valjean sings to the young Cosette...

Suddenly I see
Suddenly it starts
Can two anxious hearts beat as one?
Yesterday I was alone
Today you walk beside me
Something still unclear
Something not yet here has begun.
Suddenly the world
Seems a different place
Somehow full of grace and delight.
How was I to know that so much hope was held inside me?
What has passed is gone
Now we journey on through the night
How was I to know at last that happiness can come so fast?
Trusting me the way you do
I'm so afraid of failing you
Just a child who cannot know that danger follows where I go
There are shadows everywhere
And memories I cannot share
Nevermore alone
Nevermore apart
You have warmed my heart like the sun.
You have brought the gift of life
And love so long denied me.
Suddenly I see
What I could not see
Something suddenly
Has begun.

"Something not yet here has begun." This is true of love, true of conversion, and true of the new creation -- something now and not yet.

1 comment:

Mark Farmer said...

Just saw Les Miserable as well Sandy. It was a great turnaround of life a 2nd chances.