Earlier this week saw the return to America of three prisoners who were being held in North Korea thanks in large part to the efforts of the Trump administration to negotiate and deal with Kim Jong Un.
President Trump and Vice President Pence both greeted the detainees at the airport upon their arrival, a sight that was both glorious and beautiful, especially for the families who were finally getting their loved ones back.
On Thursday, Pence, who is a devout Christian, shared a touching moment he had with one of the former prisoners, in which one of the men handed him a note card with a very powerful message on it.
It was an amazing moment I’ll never forget… when 3 Americans stepped onto the tarmac at @JBA_NAFW & gave me a signed personal note with Psalm 126 on the back. “When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion…” To these men of faith & courage – God bless you & welcome home!
It was an amazing moment I’ll never forget… when 3 Americans stepped onto the tarmac at @JBA_NAFW & gave me a signed personal note with Psalm 126 on the back. “When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion…” To these men of faith & courage – God bless you & welcome home! pic.twitter.com/vQhdllUADy
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) May 10, 2018
It is not clear who wrote the note; one of the men is an ordained evangelical pastor and another is reportedly a Christian missionary.
The three men who were released were Kim Hak Soon, Kim Dong Chul, and Kim Sang Duk. Hak-Soon and Sang Duk, who taught at the Pyongyang University of Science & Technology (PUST), were detained in Apr & May 2017; Kim Dong Chul was arrested in October 2015.
Kim Hak-song was ordained as an evangelical Christian pastor affiliated with the Oriental Mission Church in Los Angeles. His wife told CNN that he is an agricultural expert who’d been teaching rice-growing at the university.
Kim Dong Chul has said he is a Christian missionary. In January 2016, a North Korean defector, Ma Young-ae, told Reuters on Tuesday that she had met Kim in the United States. She stated, “He told the churches that he was a missionary working on North Korea and sending stuff from China into the North to help poor North Koreans.”
How wonderful is it to see the faithfulness of God on full display?
Only a loving Father and Creator could take such a horrendous, awful situation and flip it around into something beautiful like this.
What’s more, is that God used President Trump and his administration to make it possible to free these prisoners, something that may not have happened under someone else’s presidency. What an astounding example of the sovereignty of God.
Source: The Daily Wire
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