What Does God Want for Christmas?

It seems whatever place of retail you visit around this season, there are children as well as adults pointing to this or that as they make their Christmas lists known. There are grandparents discussing what to get grandchildren, husbands trying to decide what to get their wives, co-workers trying to come up with the perfect gift for the secret pal, and on and on. Just stand in a store and listen to how many times you hear, “What do you want for Christmas?”


Well that got me thinking, “I wonder what God wants for Christmas?” As I try to remain focused on the real meaning of this season, which is “God gave His only Son”, I try to imagine what would make God smile?

There is a Christmas carol that many of us have probably sung or heard:

“The Little Drummer Boy”

Come they told me, pah rum pum pum pum

A new born King to see, pah rum pum pum pum

Our finest gifts we bring, pah rum pum pum pum

To lay before the King, pah rum pum pum pum

Little baby, I am a poor boy too, pah rum pum pum pum

I have no gift to bring, pah rum pum pum pum

That’s fit to give the King, pah rum pum pum pum

I played my drum for Him, pah rum pum pum pum

I played my best for Him, pah rum pum pum pum

Then He smiled at me, pah rum pum pum pum

Me and my drum.

These lyrics tell of a poor young boy who was unable to afford a gift for baby Jesus, but instead played his drum for the newborn. The newborn seemed to understand and smiled at the boy in gratitude.

Why did the King smile in this song?  Because the poor young boy gave himself and all he had.

What does God want for Christmas?  You!

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

John 10:10 “…I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

Then He smiled at me…

PS: If you are anything like me, you can’t get that song out of your head now…. lol

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