“Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum! That line has become synonymous with the Christmas season as part of the beloved carol “The Little Drummer Boy.” The song is believed to have been written by Katherine K. Davis, and it was first recorded in 1951. The lyrics are in the first person, and the speaker is a little drummer boy at the manger scene who had nothing to give baby Jesus but his drum solo. The song is sweet, reverent, and imaginative, but, no, the little drummer boy is not in the Bible.”Source: gotquestions.org
This Christmas song was not one of my favorites, at all. That is, until I heard a version of it by, “White Heart”. I found the song dull and boring before, but not anymore.
A few days have gone by since that Facebook post, but then yesterday, as April and I were out running errands and a particular Christmas song came on the radio, it dawned on me, I haven’t paused yet to reflect the true meaning of Christmas. I haven’t stopped long enough to prepare my heart to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Back to the little drummer boy; whether just a made up story or not, taking time to give Jesus what you have is a valuable lesson to reflect on. He had nothing to give, but his talent of playing drums. If it was true, I can see him standing there in perfect single formation, playing that drum with all of his heart! Playing an anthem fit for a king, and in this case the King of Kings.
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