have you seen this video?
it’s been going around facebook for the past month or so. the truth is…i rarely click through to watch videos, but everyone was making such a fuss over it so i decided to check it out. and i’m so glad that i did, because it’s just about one of the most beautiful things i have ever heard.
i’m not sure what exactly it is that speaks to me so much. of course i love the song…a classic christmas carol. but i also love their a cappella rendition. each of the singers has a beautiful voice, but together their complex harmonies are quite magical. and i don’t know, their expressions seem genuine…almost like you can see the joy in their eyes. they love what they do so much and it shows. it’s quite inspiring to me.
the whole song is just beautiful, but there’s one part that always give me goosebumps. puts a lump in my throat.
Little baby, pa rum pa pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pa pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pa pum pum
That’s fit to give our King, pa rum pa pum pum,
i know exactly how this little boy feels.
because really, what can i give my Lord? what could i possibly do to deserve His goodness? to deserve the grace that He has poured out on me?
I play my drum for Him
So to honor Him
i’ve been thinking about this off and on all month. and here is what i came up with…
there is nothing special about me.
and i don’t mean that in a ‘false modesty’ kind of way. i just mean that in the eyes of God i am no more special than you. or my kid. or my mailman. or the sweet little old lady that checks my groceries at petty’s.
we all have gifts. we all have talents. we all have something. and here is the good news. all we have to do, is be who we are.
Mary nodded, pa rum pa pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pa pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pa pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pa pum pum,
Rum pa pum pum, rum pa pum pum
when i look at myself, as objectively as one can possibly see themselves anyway, i think that my ‘gift’ or ‘talent’ is that i am able to find joy in my ordinary life. so with my trusty camera at my side, my instrument if you will, i sort of see this blog as a place where i can sing my song.
this is my gift. this is my offering.
Then He smiled at me, pa rum pa pum pum
Me and my drum
When we come
i know that this song isn’t biblically a true story. but even still…can you imagine? coming to see Jesus, sharing your gift? and then having Him smile at you?
this is exactly what we are celebrating at christmas.
He is here. Jesus. Emmanuel. God is with us.
He is the Gift. His presence is the gift. And He invites us to come to him. With our humble gifts. And He will smile.
my dear friends…thank you as always for letting me share my song with you. and i wish you a wonder-full, joy-full, merry christmas.
all my love, kelly