During the recent parade held in North Korea marking the 75th anniversary of the Workers' Party, not one North Korean could be seen wearing a mask. This is just one attempt to bolster the North Korean claim that COVID-19 has not entered the country, a claim that is verifiably false.
Reports through our North Korean contacts at the border are that quite a few people have been impacted by the virus. Even more grievous is that those who contract the virus are forced into compartments by the North Korean government and fed poorly. Many die.
"And she said, 'As the LORD your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.'
And Elijah said to her, 'Do not fear; go and do as you have said ...
For thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, "The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain upon the earth."' And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days.
The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty, according to the word of the LORD that he spoke by Elijah." I Kings 17:12-16
Father God, we pray that you would take the meager portions of food given to your people in North Korea and miraculously multiply it like you did for the widow through the prophet, Elijah. Increase the faith of believers in North Korea; and given them endurance in the midst of increasing hardship. During this grueling winter season, make their jars full and keep their jugs from becoming empty. Sustain them and strengthen them until you rain down freedom and abundance to this country, we pray. Amen.