Sermon text: Isaiah 52:7-10
This picture hangs at the city market café on Watertown Plank Road, near where our Wednesday morning men’s bible study meets. There’s no caption on the picture, so I’m not entirely sure when it was taken, but based on the Eiffel Tower in the background and the clothing the children are wearing, I’m pretty confident that this is probably from the World War II era, maybe from the liberation of Paris or from VE – Victory Europe – day when the Germans surrendered. Whatever the case might be, the reason this picture sticks in my mind is that I’m not sure I’ve ever seen another photograph that captured spontaneous joy as well as it’s captured in these children. They’re shouting, running, jumping; at this point in their lives, they can’t imagine anything happier than the news that the army occupying their home has been driven out.
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