Half of my life ago-26 years- we moved to Prague. That was made viable by events transpiring a year earlier. The prayers brethren had been praying for several decades were answered. The gospel was allowed to have “free course” in the former Eastern Bloc countries of Central and Eastern Europe. As the Czechs celebrated their Velvet Revolution today it was clear, even amid the hearty protests, that freedom is flourishing here. I thank God for that. I’m awed by the changes that have occurred in society in general, but overwhelmed by the spiritual lives that I have seen begin and grow strong. On this truly special day let’s give thanks for the answered prayers, freedom we as Americans take for granted, and the power of the Gospel.