Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Surprise Attack

Amid today's crazy news of North Korea's attack on South Korea, I still have much to be thankful for. I am particularly grateful for the four students who attended my small discussion class this evening. All of the guys have completed their military service and gave helpful insight to the current situation. According to them, this behavior is par for the course for Pyongyang and we ought to take it in stride. Kim Jong-il wants attention, his country needs food and other resources, and these attacks may bring him what he's after if history repeats itself. While I am still experiencing a heightened sensitivity to the matter, listening to these students' perspectives definitely helped allay some concern.

Of course, I take even greater comfort in these words:
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.   -1 John 4:4


  1. wow... crazy news you're dealing with over there :( i'm sorry, jennifer. keeping you and all of korea in my prayers. love you very much

  2. jen, not happy about the news i woke to this morning. they said there are 100,000 americans in seoul alone! i too am praying for your safety and peace. please stay away from the dmz and any north koreans. sure will miss my girl at thanksgiving. i am sure we will wake you with a skype from the italian 500. xoxo, love you tons! aunt nan

  3. I never knew you liked lobster so much....

  4. Jennifer,
    Please post some updated pics...you haven't posted one of yourself for some time.