Early Thursday morning, President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence welcomed home three American hostages who had spent at least a year in captivity in North Korea. As the liberated prisoners landed, they handed a note to Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Now, we know what it said.
According to The Daily Caller, three Americans returned to the United States early Thursday morning after at least a year in captivity. North Korea released Kim Dong-Chul, Kim Hak-Song, and Kim Sang-Duk into the custody of U.S. officials on Wednesday, and they arrived at Joint Base Andrews a little before 3 a.m. on Thursday. President Trump boarded the plane to greet the released detainees and then emerged with them at his side.
Three Americans held captive for more than a year in North Korea arrived at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington well before dawn Thursday to a hero’s welcome featuring President Trump, Vice President Pence and first lady Melania Trump.
Shortly before 3 a.m., in pitch black skies, a U.S. government plane made its approach to the runway with Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song, having been preceded by a jet carrying Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. A large American flag suspended by two fire engine cranes was arranged on the tarmac, which was lit by banks of spotlights.
The plane carrying the three Americans pulled up in front of the giant flag. The president and first lady boarded the plane, while Pence, his wife, Karen, and Pompeo waited on the tarmac. Then Trump emerged followed by the three men, two of whom raised their arms in triumph and relief as they exited the plane. [Source: The Washington Post]
Some eagle-eyed viewers who watched in awe as the three hostages stepped foot on American soil for the first time in so many months caught a brief — but significant — moment between the men, Vice President Mike Pence, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is largely responsible for their release.
As the men disembarked their plane and made their way to the waiting reporters at the end of the tarmac, they stopped to greet Pompeo and Pence. It was then that one of the hostages handed them a note.
At first, the contents of that note were mysterious, but we now know what it said, and it could not be a more meaningful message considering the horror the hostages lived through in North Korea. The handwritten note contained Psalm 126: 1-3, which tells of the Lord bringing the captives back to Zion.
Psalm 126:1-3 King James Version (KJV)
¹ When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.
3 The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
CBS News’ Margaret Brennan shared a photo of the note on her Twitter page, writing, “Pence showed me the psalm & personal thank you handwritten on a notecard by the 3 Americans freed from North Korea.”
"We were like men who dreamed." Here's a copy of the handwritten psalm given to @VP Pence & signed by the 3 freed prisoners. They handed it to him after arrival at JBA. @FaceTheNation pic.twitter.com/Jpkx0zXmPJ
— margaret brennan (@margbrennan) May 10, 2018
This would seem like a major news story, yet networks like CNN and MSNBC have skipped right over it, instead offering more and more coverage to Stormy Daniels. Could it be because it was the prisoners’ Christian faith which gave them hope all those months that their horrifying ordeal would ultimately end and they would be freed?
After all, no can really deny at this point that the media has not been a friend to the Christian faith or those who follow it. If these men had been Muslim refugees, however, you can bet that the press would be covering their every move. Please share this beautiful story so that others will know the message the three Korean hostages handed Pence and Pompeo on Thursday. It is truly inspiring!