“Will You Dance on the Walls?”
Covenant Baptist Church
July 19, 2015
Kyndall Rae Rothaus
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In August of 1961, trucks and construction workers rolled quietly down the middle of Berlin during the dead of night, and by morning, a wall was in place that stretched over a hundred miles. Whatever side of the city you slept on that night was the side you were stuck on. If your job was on the other side of the wall, too bad. If your family, your friends, your boyfriend or girlfriend, your children were on the other side of the wall, too bad.
More than 25 years later, the wall finally came down. Just the other day Ben was telling me what it was like in 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down. I was a little too young back then to appreciate what was happening, but as he told it, no one expected it to happen so soon. All around the world there was shock and celebration. In Berlin, once people knew the wall was opening, that they could pass freely from East to West, many started chipping away at the concrete wall. Others climbed on top and began dancing. Read more →