A Greater North Korean Choir

Here is a poem dedicated to Jung-il Kim, former leader of North Korea, by North Korean Li In-Mo who had been imprisoned in South Korea for 34 years.

The air that I breath, the sunlight that shines on my body is completely filled with your love. I find that love in the hallways of my house, in the upper stories and the lowest floor. Your love is stacked in endless layers. By your forever-treasuring, your warm encouragement, by your merciful love that wants to give to all again and again,

I am astonished, wondering how love can be so grand.

Having been kept so long from love, only today, at threescore and ten do I cry, though late, finally comprehending.

Ah, dear comrade Jung-il Kim. You, man of passionate love, are the incarnation of the greatest love.

The apostle John was also imprisoned. He recorded the words of the heavenly choir–including North Koreans–that will be sung to Jesus Christ, the only One who is truly worthy to receive such praise.

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing! To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever! (Rev. 5:12-13)

We must pray earnestly for the heavily persecuted Christians of North Korea.

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