The Gospel (Not Time) Heals All Wounds: Dealing with the Effects of Slavery in America
They say time heals all wounds, but I don’t believe that. Wounds need to be treated, not ignored. When a wound is ignored and left untreated, it festers over time. Sin harms individuals, families, communities, and whole nations. Over time, the wounds caused by sin can continue to affect future generations. As one example, slavery may have been abolished in the United States 150 years ago, but our society is still grappling with the consequences today. Time and worldly solutions are no match for the hurt and destruction sin causes. The Gospel is the only solution for the wounds that run so deep. That’s why I want to invite you to listen to a conversation I had with Dr. Corey Markum, history professor from Freed Hardeman University. He offers his unique insight to help us understand how our context has been shaped and how we might navigate this current context as followers of Jesus. I hope you find this conversation helpful.