Isaiah 9:2,6 (NLT)
The people who walk in darkness will see a great light -- a light that will shine on all who live in the land where death casts its shadow.
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us...These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Where is the "land where death casts its shadow?" It is all around us. The only way to escape the sting of death is through Jesus Christ. The land where death still reigns is the land where people have not yet received Christ, and the Dong are still living in that land.
They will see a great light, though! The light of the coming child will shine hope in the land of darkness, and death will no longer overshadow the Dong people. And when the news of that child, Jesus Christ, comes to the Dong areas, they too can live the the Kingdom of God, established in justice and righteousness.
Lord Jesus, we know you have come. We already know of the child born to us, and have experienced the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. You are all that and more. We ask that you would continue to use your children to tell the good news of your coming to the Dong people who live in darkness, outside of a life with you. Break the power of darkness over them and reveal to them the light of life.