When one considers history between 1989 and 1991, the fall of the Berlin Wall certainly offers the strongest symbolic significance among other important events connected with freedom, such as the breakup of the USSR and the abolition of apartheid in South Africa. All these events remind me of the way Paul and Silas, who had been unjustly imprisoned, found their freedom: “At midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God … And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed” ( Acts 16:25, 26 ).
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