Friday, December 7, 2012

The First Christmas

And, lo, a star rose high in the sky
and the little boy poked sadly
down the dirt path leading to the
manager where the Savior lay.
Shepherds passed by with lambs,
and mirth.Merchants marched with
bags of gold and children came
bearing gifts of bread and fruit.
But, alas, the little boy
had nothing to give.
He thought, oh glory to see him, but I have
nothing but my old drums and sticks. He
was so distraught that he began to play his little
drum to sooth his heart as he sat in the
pasture watching the gifts unfolding before the king.
When all offerings were laid out, the little boy pulled
himself up and began to walk away.
 "Son, please, do not go. Come see the Christ child."
"But I have no gift,"the boy uttered, filled with shame.
"Oh, yes, yes you do, said Joseph, please
play your drums for my son."
And so the boy knelt before the babe
and played his drums as he had never played before,
And the shepherds, camels and wisemen listened
 in awe as his glorious music filled the sacred night. 
And, lo, a star gleamed high in the sky as the
Christ child heard the greatest gift of all--
God's gift to Jesus through the music of
a humble little boy's with heart.

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