The Little Drummer Boy in Each of Us…

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Don’t we all have a little bit of the Drummer Boy in our hearts?

We long to give the Lord a gift that truly expresses the uniqueness of who we are, but we feel poor in the offering.

Sometimes we don’t realize that what makes us special is often that one thing we think is not so special.

The childlike within us.

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It must make the Lord smile when we offer him a bit of that child in us as praise to Him.

 Be it a song. A dance. A poem. The list is endless.

What will you give as gift to the Christ Child this Christmas?

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Let us discover the Little Drummer Boy within who humbly gives back a gift he has received.

***The news article and accompanying video below REALLY made me smile. A modern day Little Drummer Boy who has touched many with his gift to the Christ Child.  I’m passing on the smile. Enjoy : ) Staff

Date: Mon. Dec. 5 2011 10:10 AM ET

One month ago, 16-year-old Sean Quigley was just an ordinary student attending Oak Park High School in Winnipeg. Today, Quigley has become a YouTube sensation thanks to his rock rendition of the classic Christmas tune, “The Little Drummer Boy.”

“I had no idea this was going to happen,” Quigley told CTV’s Canada AM on Monday.

Up on YouTube for less than a week, Quigley’s video ode to this holiday standard has been seen in 128 countries and earned more than 165,000 hits as of Monday morning.

The catchy video also pays tribute to the song’s message about the true spirit of Christmas. That resonated deeply with Quigley, a Christian teen who plays drums in his local church.

“About a month ago I started thinking about this song,” said Quigley.

“It’s the story of a little boy going to find Jesus and not having any gifts to bring — he just plays his drum. That spoke to me so much,” he said.

The teen’s production is all the more remarkable considering Quigley played all the instruments, sang the vocals, recorded everything and directed and edited the video. Using a Canon digital camera and with the help of his sister, Quigley’s DIY project plays with surprising quality.

Even the freshly fallen snow that covers Winnipeg’s streets seems made to order.

“God helped us out with the snow,” said Quigley. “The fact that it was perfect was a blessing.”

“I posted this video online and watched and waited,” said Quigley.

“I’m hearing lots of positive things. People love it.”