Learning from that Little Drummer 2
by Jonathan Bailey
I Have No Gift…What’s In Your Hands?
What do you give a King? What gift could possibly be given to someone who has so much? If you think it’s hard shopping for your dad each Christmas, try shopping for a king! These lyrics are great because they point to the fact that we are so poor! All of us. It doesn’t matter where you fall on the tax bracket–or if you even fall into it at all.
We all make the mistake of the Little Drummer Boy. We want to bring a gift that will get some attention–something that will get us noticed. We want a big expensive gift for Jesus. Jesus doesn’t want our money; He wants our lives. He wants everyday, every hour, every minute–every second. And this song points out this fact so well. What is in your hands? What do you do everyday? Do you clean teeth? Sell cars? Make PowerPoints? Teach 8 year olds? What do you do? What is in your hands?
Bring that to Jesus! Don’t think for a second that your work doesn’t have value or meaning for Christ because it doesn’t have anything to do with “full-time christian ministry.” It doesn’t matter what we do, what matters is how we do it. Part 3 will be tomorrow.
“Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”