My heart goes out the people of North Korea. I watched the images as North Korea closed the factory that was jointly run with South Korea and 50,000 people lost their jobs. I can’t imagine how those folks feel. They are poor enough making just a little over $100.00 a month.
The world is watching and listening to North Korea’s threats of nuclear war. It may happen, I ask us all to pray that it does not. They may move with hostility toward the nearby nations, again let’s pray that they do not do that. It is important that Believers pray for North Korea no matter what they do.
In the aftermath of the Atomic destruction upon Japan and their surrender at the end of World War ll, General Douglas MacArthur requested that American churches send Christian missionaries, “Japan is a spiritual vacuum. Send me 1,000 missionaries.” General MacArthur also asked U.S. missionary societies to send “Bibles, Bibles and more Bibles.” Unfortunately, General MacArthur’s call for missionaries and Bibles for Japan went largely unheeded.
If North Korea does follow through with their threats of nuclear attacks there is no doubt that in the retaliation they would suffer horribly. There would be a lot of hatred toward them just as there was toward Japan years ago. The question is will the church be any different today? Will we respond with grace and mercy to a nation that threatens us with war? What if they try to carry out their threats? Will we do everything that we can to help them in their time of destruction?
The first and most important thing Christians can do now is to pray for North Korea.
1. Pray that Kim Jong Un will receive wise counsel to guide him toward peace and not war.
2. Pray that they will back away from threats of war.
3. Pray that the opportunities will open for giving relief to the people.
4. Pray that the North Korean people will be free to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ.