Do you ever feel like the little drummer boy? Like a little child, with just a little drum, with little to offer the King? Not very impressive. Not very noticeable. Just drummin your drum saying,
I have no gift to bring ... pa rum pum pum pum ... That's fit to give my king ... pa rum pum pum pum.
If so, let me encourage you with the following words from a member of our church, named Cathy Wills, who sang "The Little Drummer Boy" to our congregation last Christmas:
I normally don't do a song like this in a worship service. On the surface it appears to be a sentimental, sweet Christmas song. But I decided to do this song because it's about someone who feels like their gift is unworthy. And I feel like many of us in the body of Christ feel this way, that our gift is not worth offering. But if we are in Christ than we are God's workmanship created in Christ for good works. And if he's placed us in this body, this church, than he's uniquely gifted each one of us, and in order for the body to function and be built up, each one of us must do our part. But we might look at others and think, "my gift is not that great." Yet in God's sovereignty he has a purpose for me to offer my gift and it will build the body up somehow, someway. So because I want to get that point across to you I'm willing to sing a song with it's main lyric, "pa rum pum pum pum."
So take a risk. Use your gift. Play for the King. Drum your drum ... pa rum pum pum pum.