The Little Drummer Boy

Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That’s fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,
Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,
On my drum?

When we think about the incredible gift that God gave us, we can often think that we need to give something back. Especially in today’s society where the thought is that if you get a gift, you should give one back. The beautiful thing is that God tells us to come as we are, to bring what we have, no matter what it is. The little drummer boy had no gift to bring, so he played his drum to honor the king.

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,
Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum.

The important line here is, I played my best for him. No matter how much or how little we have to give, we should always give our best to God. That then allows us to experience the same thing that the little drummer boy experienced – He smiled at me.

Are you giving your best to God this Christmas?

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Author: Ben Clapton

I'm an Officer in The Salvation Army, currently appointed with my wife as Corps Officers at the Rochester Corps in country Victoria (20 minutes out of Echuca). I play violin and guitar, amongst many others, and love golf and running.

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