Habakkuk’s Balm Art Project

Friday marked the one year anniversary of the art department’s piece, Habakkuk’s Wound, that was created to encourage the Union community to pray for one year for the martyrs in the ongoing terrorist crisis, specifically the college students who were martyred last year. As planned, the name has now been changed to declare that we do not live in vain and four trees have been planted over the red sand trench.   


 Even though the fig trees have no blossoms,
and there are no grapes on the vines;
even though the olive crop fails,
and the fields lie empty and barren;
even though the flocks die in the fields,
and the cattle barns are empty,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord!
I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!
The Sovereign Lord is my strength!
He makes me as surefooted as a deer,
able to tread upon the heights.

            Habakkuk 3:17-19

These trees mark the spot where Union’s art department created the piece Habakkuk’s Wound to call the university to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters overseas during the terrorist genocide that marks much of the beginning of the 21st century.  

Story by Lee Benson, photos by Kristi Woody.

To learn more about this project, read our news release about Habakkuk’s Wound.


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