There is one tradition Christmas carol that for the last several years I have pretty much despised. And that is the Little Drummer Boy. My analytical brain could not handle this crazy addition to the Christmas Story. I mean, who is this kid, and where in the world did he come from. And why is he waking the baby playing that blasted drum?
However, last year, I started thinking about this song a little differently, and even more so this year. Now, let me stop and say that it’s not that I have developed an affection for it, but I have been able to begin to tolerate it. I guess it’s not really about a made up drummer boy, and his drum. It’s really a lesson about giving all you have to the Savior of the world. ( I know many of you are saying Duh , where have you been!)
As the Holiday approaches very rapidly, I am sure you will hear many renditions of this number on the internet or over the air waves. As you do remember these two little bits of wisdom from the scriptures.
17And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 New International Version (NIV)
10Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom. Ecclesiastes 9:10 New International Version (NIV)