Another international incident promising to escalate as two adversarial parties look to avenge the previous wrongdoing. When does the cycle end? When one party takes on suffering, chooses to lose so that the other might win. The cycle breaks when the suffering and infliction is gladly taken up and absorbed.
For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,
and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up,
so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise
to sprout up before all the nations.
Thank God for the cross – absorbing the blows of the nations so that righteousness and praise sprout up. May the cross of Christ be waved high above the nations of South Korea and North Korea.