A Principle of Doing History

This post by Nathan Caesbolt, “Legacy”, is a good reminder of a vital biblical principle regarding the doing of history: every individual matters and makes a difference, for good or ill, in this world. History is not the clash of simply economic forces or even powerful ideologies. It is the living out of life in a distinct space and time of immortal beings, men and women bound for eternity—in heaven or hell. And what we do here in history matters—it matters intensely. And though none may remember us, this does not materially affect the truth of this fact. For there is a holy God who will render to each according to how he or she has lived.