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JOY!!!

Weekly Devotionals

JOY!!!

Matthew 2:11

On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 

Every time i read this portion of the nativity account, I am reminded of the words to the song, “Little Drummer Boy.”

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
When we come.

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?

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.

I am reminded of this song when I read this portion of the nativity account because I totally relate to the little drummer boy. Indeed a King has been born to us! Let us bring our finest gifts to lay before him, to honor him! But the problem is that I am just a poor boy and thus I have no gift to bring that is fit for a King… oh woe is me… “all i can do is play this drum, and feebly at best… can I offer this to you?”

The mother of the King said, “yes,” so though I knew I truly wasn’t very good at playing the drums by any standard, I nonetheless, played my heart out the best I could.

Then something amazing happened- the King smiled at me! As unfitting as it was, He received my offering?!?!

JOY!!!

Thank you Jesus for who You are and how You love us!!!

(please watch/listen to one of my fav versions of “Little Drummer Boy” ^^)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_MGWio-vc

with love.