Little Drummer Boy

I have had a rough couple of days. I won’t get into the nitty gritty of it all, because I don’t personally like to air my dirty laundry over the internet. Although, sometimes I wonder if it would help other people that may feel like me to just know they’re not alone. I haven’t figured out any special answers to share, but sometimes it helps to know that it isn’t just you. Anyway, that’s not what this post is about.

The last couple days have been rough. So….to try and help myself out of my funk I loaded a Christmas playlist onto my Zune. I have some Michael Buble’, Rascal Flatts, and Mercy Me. Let me tell you…I LOVE Christmas music. If it wouldn’t drive everyone around me nuts, I’d listen to it year round! It always makes me cheery and happy.

There was one song in particular that came on my playlist this morning. It was Mercy Me’s version of The Little Drummer Boy. I’ve heard this song I don’t know how many thousands of times. This particular time, though, something in the song really struck me.

“I am a poor boy, too
Pa, rum, pa, pum, pum
I have no gift to bring
Pa, rum, pa, pum, pum
That’s fit
To give a king”

It just really made me think that I have nothing to give Him. I have no riches, I have no land, I have nothing that I could hand my King and be proud of my gift. It’s a good thing that’s not what He wants from us. I have my heart that I can give, my life, my will. Everything that I am. But even that’s not enough compared to what He has given me. The amazing thing in all of this is that He doesn’t care that it’s not enough! Although it doesn’t seem like much to me, it’s all that He asks. This life isn’t even mine. He gave that to me, too. So why can’t I give it back to Him? What reason could I possible have for not? What we do for ourselves in this life won’t last. It won’t matter in the end. It’s what we have done for Him and in His name that will be remembered through eternity.

Such a simple song that we’ve all heard over and over and over. Such a powerful message.