Tuesday, June 02, 2009

American Journalists Held In North Korea

Two american journalists working for Al Gore's news organization current are awaiting trial in North Korea for crossing the border from China along with other "hostile acts." They were taken into custody in mid March, and their trial is set to begin this week.

The leader of North Korea has recently tested a nuclear bomb, and has also begun testing a series of short range missiles, and this has had the international community in an uproar.

As I think about the fate of these two courageous young women, I'm reminded of the severe injustice that permeates this planet. I can't even begin to imagine what it has been like for these two young women. Here in the states, we take for granted that we won't be thrown into prison or taken to trial for the things we write or say.

Here's a little more of the story of these women, and how they are potentially being used as political bargaining chips. Mind you that these are human beings who are made in the image of God. They aren't bargaining chips, they are people, people with families!

As you read this blog, I want you to be mindful of the injustice that is all around you, and even the injustice that lies within you. May you begin to stand up for those who are victims of injustice, and as you see yourself tempted to execute any type of injustice, may you yield and ask God to give you the strength to seek justice.

Please pray for these women, and the many more who are detained unjustly in different parts of this world.

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