… then He Smiled At Me

One of my favorite Christmas Songs is “Little Drummer Boy”. I first heard it when I was 10 years old and I loved the “Pa rum pum pum pum”. About 5 years ago, I decide to really listen and learn the words. Since then, it brings tears to my eyes almost every time I listen.

I really loved the Acapella rendition that Pentatonix did in 2013. But, I have to admit, the rendition by For King and Country this year is by far the best I’ve heard. (If not the best EVER). If you haven’t already, you should check out the live performance video on their YouTube channel.

I was listening to it last night and, again, I was brought to tears. I love the picture painted in the story. Everyone is bringing their finest gifts for the Newborn King, but the drummer boy is poor, and all he has is his drum. He offers to play for him and the result is that the King smiles at him.

Even now, this is how Christ asks us to approach him. We know Him as King, so our instinct is to present our finest gifts. But it is more pleasing to Him, when we come as we are, and offer whatever we have. I can just imagine Christ smiling at me; What a glorious feeling.

Mark 12:41-44: Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.    Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”




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