Me and My Drum
"The Little Drummer Boy" (originally titled "Carol of the Drum") was written in 1941 by Katherine K. Davis. The song describes how a poor young boy was summoned to the Nativity of Jesus. Without a gift for the Infant Christ, with Mary’s permission, the little drummer boy played his drum for baby Jesus.
Matthew 2:11 - “And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”
Come, they told me, pa rum pum pum pum, a newborn King to see, pa rum pum pum pum. Our finest gifts we bring, to lay before the King. So to honor Him when we come. Little baby, I am a poor boy too; I have no gift to bring that's fit to give our King. Shall I play for you? Mary nodded; the ox and lamb kept time. I played my best for Him, then He smiled at me … me and my drum!
Jesus doesn’t want or need our material gifts. He wants us ... our time, talents and treasures ... to “play our drum for Him”.
1Corinthians 6:20 - “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.”
It is He Who has a gift for us ... an eternal gift … have you received it? We were bought with a price. After receiving His gift, He wants us to share it with others … to tell them about His saving grace and gift of eternal life ... the finest gift!
What gifts are you giving our King, not just today but every day?