In 1815, the legendary Battle of Waterloo was fought in Belgium between the British and the French. The Duke of Wellington led the British, while Napoleon Bonaparte led the French. After a stunning victory by Wellington and the British, the news of the Battle of Waterloo to England was signaled by a ship in the English Channel to a man on shore, who relayed the word to another on a hill, and so on across Britain. The process was a slow one and the messages had to be signaled one word at a time.
The first word, Wellington, was signaled. The next word was defeated. Then a fog closed in, and the message halted.
Across England people wept over the message. “Wellington defeated.” Then the fog lifted. The communication continued with two additional words: “the enemy.”...Continue reading this sermon illustration (Free with PRO)