Have you ever heard the unusual account of how the news of the battle of
Waterloo reached England? The word was carried first by sailing ship to the
southern coast. From there it was to be relayed by signal flags to London. When
the report was received at Winchester, the flags on the cathedral began to spell
it out: "Wellington defeated...."
Before the message could be completed, however, a heavy fog moved in. Gloom filled the hearts of the people as the fragmentary news spread throughout the surrounding countryside.
But when the mists began to lift, it became evident that the signals of Winchester Cathedral had really spelled out this triumphant message: "Wellington defeated the enemy!"
Jesus' burial chamber was not the final word; the message was not complete until the stone was rolled away!
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