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