Margit Coltvet (ELCA missionary, Germany) writes:
“This weekend is the big celebration the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Large plastic-foam ‘wall pieces’ painted by school children are in place along the street in front of the Brandenburg Gate. On Monday night, the 9th of November, they’ll fall like dominoes.”
I remember sitting in front of the TV 20 years ago, holding my breath, hardly daring to believe the miracle happening before my eyes.
Several years ago I had the privilege of visiting Berlin and listening to church leaders tell of the weekly prayer vigils that powered the peaceful revolution that brought the wall down. For me, the fall of the Berlin Wall is a symbol of hope and a reminder that “with God all things are possible.”
During this anniversary week let’s remember “the Berlin Wall” (and all that this subject means) in our prayers. And, as we watch the TV news and see historical footage of the wall coming down or even current footage of painted plastic-foam blocks “falling like dominoes,” let’s physically stand in memory and solidarity, remembering that with God all things are possible.
–Sue Edison-Swift, assistant director for ELCA Global Mission Support