It has started. America is bombing North Korea. You haven’t heard about it because a) the media isn’t covering it, and b) the government and military are not even a part of it. No political leader has signed off on it, but it started a few weeks ago. So far, no fatalities have been reported, and none are expected. This is a precision attack that, if successful, will bring about peace that has not been seen in Korea in 60 years.
America is bombing North Korea with balloons.
Here’s the deal. North Korea is the number one country in the world for Christian persecution. Christians are legally forbidden from practicing their faith.
But that hasn’t stopped the bombing. Christians from neighboring South Korea, including thousands of Americans, are involved in a special mission to get the Scripture into the hands of North Korean Christians. And that mission involves specially-designed balloons.
The balloons are filled with pages of Scripture and can fit the entire book of Mark. The South Koreans then drive to the border of North and South Korea – the demilitarized zone – where they fill the balloons with helium, and launch the balloons, which, if the weather is right, will float down into North Korean territory.
The initiative is known as Operation Dandelion. “We started this project back in 1991, and just as the dandelion needs the wind to spread its seeds, we need the wind to spread the message,” explained a South Korean Christian identified as Peter, who is involved in the project.
“It’s almost impossible to get Bibles into North Korea, so using balloons is one of the most effective ways to share the gospel,” Peter continued.
Another believer added, “By sending these balloons, we let our North Korean brothers and sisters know that we are praying for them and the Scriptures on the balloons are meant to encourage them.”
In recent weeks, American Christians based in South Korea have especially caught onto the idea and joined with their brothers in South Korea to evangelize North Korea – from hundreds of feet up.
So North Korea is being bombed – with Scriptures. Is it a different kind of bombing? Yes. But it is the only bombing that has a realistic chance to bring peace.