Thursday, February 25, 2010

Princess Bride, Part II

Two weeks ago, I told Sarah's story. Last Friday, the princess who never expected to meet a prince walked down the aisle, face veiled, in the surrender of a bride. As she approached, Luke sang a song he'd written for that moment. A song that shifted the focus from the "now" to the "not yet"--from the earthly to the heavenly. It went like this:

Well, the prophecy’s not simple, though all of it’s been said and done
Still the revelation waits to form itself within our love
And this we know, though we are yet unknown:

In our minds and in our flesh we ache

For the coming dawn, for the light of day

And the light will break us, and faith will claim our lives

For when the two are one, both of them must die

For when the two are one, both are brought to light

Still the darkness will linger all through the long and lonely night
So you can play the church, and I’ll play an imperfect Christ

And though I’m frail, I’ll try my best to love you here

For there are mysteries much deeper than the skin

And to uncover them, we must humbly enter in

By the heart of love, where God and man are one

I pray these vows we make reveal the Son to us

Oh! in these vows may love be born in us

Oh be my apocalypse, know me in this gentler kiss

For all love is a knowing, but to be known we all must end

And I would learn you here

And I would hold you dear

And as we see ourselves by each other’s love

May we come to know the perfect Lamb of God

And on that final day, when we all see the Lord

Well, I won’t be your husband anymore

And Christ will be your love forevermore
And Christ will be your love forevermore

And Christ will be our love forevermore

So let us climb the hill together
So let us climb the hill together

Let us climb the hill
Let us climb the hill

Throughout the entire ceremony, I felt as though we were all tiptoeing on holy ground. Now, almost a week later, I'm still basking in the glow.

No matter who you are or what you've been through, it's never too early or too late to pray for your prince.
Sometimes, dreams really do come true.


Evangeline Denmark said...

What a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing it.

Emii said...

And there is no doubt that he is her prince. They have a beautiful story...


Lisa Buffaloe said...

Soooooo beautiful! *Happy sigh*

adge said...

That's a beautiful story. Really inspirational.

Eddie Snipes said...

Very nice. The story of Sarah's life is inspiring and the song shows her husband has a deep faith. May God bless their relationship always.

Jan Kern said...

Beautiful, Jeanne. I've enjoyed your sharing of this wonderful love story.

Jeanne Damoff said...

Thanks, Jan!