A new year is upon us! As we prepare to exit 2014, let us take a moment to reflect on the words of a world famous musician.
Minus the sound of his drum, The Little Drummer Boy tells us his story:
Come they told me
A newborn King to see
Our finest gifts we bring
To lay before the King
So to honor Him
When we come
I am a poor boy too
I have no gift to bring
That’s fit to give the King
Shall I play for you
On my drum?
The ox and lamb kept time
I played my drum for Him
I played my best for Him
Then He smiled at me
Me and my drum.
In this time of newness and transition into the uncharted territory of 2015, our greatest step, our most strategic move we can make is to come to the King, honor Him, and bring Him our gifts. Our talents. Our qualities. Ourselves.
But perhaps you look at yourself and feel the way this drummer does. And you feel you don’t possess any quality gifts, traits or anything about you could be of good use. Maybe you feel unworthy, inadequate, unqualified, even depressed.
Be at peace: You’re not alone.
From time to time, we all have these Little Drummer Boy moments of feeling like we’re not enough for various reasons.
I urge you to take these next few days to determine what thoughts/feelings have been keeping your gifts and you hostage from the King. Before 2014 ends, are you willing to release yourself from these captivating emotions?
Why? Because we can’t venture into new territory while still fighting yesterday’s battles.
Understand this: You can be free to approach Him. You are already enough. And just like this Little Drummer Boy, God will take you just as you are.
So, if you resolve to do anything in 2015, I encourage you to bring all that you have before Him and play anyhow! In spite of your past, play anyhow! No matter how others look at you, play anyhow! Play your best!
Play your best for Him and watch Him smile!
Happy New Year!