God rest ye merry gentlemen \ Let nothing you dismay \ Remember Christ our Savior \Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan’s power \ While we were gone astray \ O tidings of comfort and joy.
In the Bible, Satan is known as the ruler of this world. Satan mutinied against God, and created his own kingdom — the kingdom of darkness. As a world that has chosen sin, we have aligned ourselves with Satan’s kingdom, pledging our allegiance with our own rebellion. We have placed ourselves under Satan’s power, and pay the price by living under his tyranny, and one day being judged with him. So what can we do? We look around at the war and violence that Satan’s reign creates — the burning of Thantlang, the abuse of power, torture and bribery, the mass killings of the Rohingya — and we can’t stop ourselves from sinning and adding to the chaos. This song was written to encourage believers to take heart.
Pray for God to comfort all the people of Myanmar amidst all the suffering they face in this life, now lived under Satan’s tyranny, and move them to look with hope to the end of Satan’s reign.