Saturday, December 26, 2009
The Christmas Crossing
Robert Park, a 28 year old American missionary, crossed the frozen Tumen River from China into North Korea on Christmas day, with a letter to leader Kim Jong II.
He did this to call attention to the thousands of political prisoners in the nation's concentration camps.
As he crossed, he shouted, "I am an American citizen. I bring God's love. God loves you and God bless you!"
Presently his fate is uncertain. Please pray for the safely of this courageous young man, and that the North Korean leaders will heed his message.
This event reminds me of an earlier Christmas Crossing referenced in Isaiah 61:1-2.
Jesus crossed over to us, in order to set the captives free and to proclaim (demonstrate) God's love in a tangible way.