What I’ve Learned from the Little Drummer Boy

[I was hoping to be in bed in 15 minutes, so, let’s see how fast I can get this one out 🙂 ]

I know it’s not even Halloween yet, and here I am talking about a Christmas song.

I can’t help it. Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE Christmas time. Fall is my favorite time of year, and Christmas is my favorite Holiday, so, right about now, I’m a pretty happy camper.

This week, I have been listening to some of my Christmas music, and Little Drummer Boy in different versions comprises most of my list.

The Little Drummer Boy is my favorite Christmas song, and today, I was once again in awe of it’s simple beauty. The fact that a child would give all he had to the baby Jesus boy.

I want that…I want that innocence, that willingness, that openness, that love.

This little boy had nothing, literally nothing, to give – especially to a King.

But, he had a talent: drumming.

Something beautiful he could share with the world, and this King-boy. So, the drummer boy plays.

And Jesus smiles.

Why does Jesus smile? 

Because, this boy has given all he had in worship of the Messiah.

It’s the same reason Jesus is moved by the woman who gives her 2 coins: it’s all she has, and she gives it in the temple. (Mark 12:41-44).

I am stingy in many areas…because I am worried about whether or not I will be taken care. I am worried about whether or not I will really have time. I am worried that I may end up with nothing for myself…

This is not the attitude the old woman had – This is not the attitude the Little Drummer Boy had…

This is not the attitude the Beloved should have.

So, as we begin to usher in the Thanksgiving & Christmas season, I plan to work on this attitude.

Starting with these blog posts, starting with opening my heart, moving on to giving of my time & finances – I will use what He has given me & turn it back to His worship, to His service.

Because, when we “play our drum for Him; play our best for Him,” 

Jesus smiles.

I want to make Jesus smile.


“A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.”
– Proverbs 18:16

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