Day 9: Brother’s Keeper

It was not until Kim Jong Un was being groomed to replace his father that the world intelligence community even knew that he existed. It was his older half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, that they were watching carefully. But Kim Jong Nam embarrassed the entire nation when he was caught red-handed trying to sneak into Japan with a Dominican Republic passport, so that he could go to Disney Land in Tokyo. After his arrest in Japan, it was decided that he could never become the next leader of North Korea.

The next in line was another younger brother, but Kim Jong Il (who wore high heeled platform shoes and curled his hair), felt that the younger brother had characteristics that were too feminine. So, the leadership turned to Kim Jong Nam’s youngest half-brother that was living a secret life with a fake family in Switzerland. Kim Jong Un was chosen over his older brothers, forced to leave his high school in Switzerland and flown back to Pyongyang to begin training as the replacement for his father.

Few know how little blood relationships mean to atheist dictators. Kim Jong Un is rumored to have killed several of his own family members in the most grotesque ways to secure his power. His older brother would not be treated differently.

On February 13, 2017, Kim Jong Nam was at the international airport in Kuala Lumpur when two North Korean secret sleeper cell agents walked up to him in broad daylight and executed him with a chemical VX nerve agent. Kim Jong Nam tried to make it to a receptionist to tell her to alert airport security, but the nerve agent began to eat away at his insides almost immediately. Within seconds, he collapsed on the airport floor with vomit and blood coming out of his mouth.

This murder reveals how little value family members have in the eyes of the North Korean dictator. How much less does value does Kim Jong Un place on the citizens of North Korea that have no relationship to him at all?

Prayer Points:

  • Atheism has left the people without a real connection to their emotions
  • Without love, the people of North Korea find it hard to empathize and sympathize for others
  • Jesus is the only One that can bring love back to the Korean people.


Today’s Scripture Reading:

1 John 4:7-12
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.