Salvation is nearer to us now
than when we became believers;
the night is far gone, the day is near.
Everything is different,
yet this world is not traded out for another;
the sun has simply risen.
It is we who change:
when we finally see the world
in the right light,
as when you wake up
the day after the wedding and realize
the love of your life is your spouse.
What we await is not a future but a birth,
a surrender into a greater present.
What we await is not new history
but new eyes
to see what is already upon us.
It’s not that we are yet to be swept off our feet;
only that we have yet to say