THE WHOLE MESSAGE OF EASTER
Historians tell us how the news of the battle of Waterloo came to England. There were no telegrams in those days, but everyone knew that Wellington was facing Napoleon in a great battle. A sailing ship semaphored news to the signalman on top of Winchester Cathedral in England. He signaled to another man on a hill and thus news of the battle was relayed all across England, from hill to hill. When the ship came in, the signalman on board semaphored the first word, “Wellington.” The next word was “defeated.” And then a fog came down and the ship could no longer be seen. “Wellington defeated” was the message that went across England, and there was great gloom all over the country. After two or three hours the fog lifted, and the signal came again: “Wellington defeated (but this time it continued) the enemy.” Then all England rejoiced. Their sadness was turned into joy. On the first Good Friday…
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