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Little Drummer Boy

I know Christmas was yesterday and some people have stopped the carols already. But stay with me for a second.

Do you have a favourite Christmas carol? I love ‘Drummer Boy’, and the Pentatonic’s version is particularity great.

I love the story of a poor drummer boy, who didn’t have a gift he thought was worthy enough for the King (Jesus). But he played his drum, he played his best for Him, and the King smiled at him. Pa rum pam pam pam.

Isn’t that the beauty of Jesus?
He just wants us to bring what we have.

Simple as that.

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Kilimanjaro – Matthew Mole

Kilimanjaro is a song of companionship. A companion is someone you know, you do life with, you spend a lot of time together. Jesus calls us friends; I think He also asks us to be His companions.

The lyrics “Help me up, we’ll see this through together, tell me we’ll get through this stormy weather” shows companionship. Micah 6:8 talks about acting justly, loving mercy and walking humbly with your God. We are each on a journey with Jesus, our companion: He is in it with us.

How does knowing that we are walking with God as our companion change how you live today?

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Soon You’ll Get Better Too – Taylor Swift

In Soon you’ll get better too, Taylor Swift sings “Desperate people find faith, so now I pray to Jesus too”. I found this challenging as I can be judgemental and wonder how God can forgive some people for what they have done. Anyone can look for Jesus: this is Good News. Even better news is that Jesus beat us to it! He is looking for people to turn to Him.

The parables of the lost sheep and lost coin display how Jesus is searching for people who are lost. How do you live in a way which shows this to others?

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Jesus is Lord – Kanye West

In Jesus is Lord, Kanye uses the words of Philippians 2:9-11. ‘Every knee will bow, every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord’. Let me repeat that: every knee will bow, every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord.

This is a reminder that Jesus is the king of everything, everyone and everywhere, and He is the only one who can save us from sin. I wonder how we might live our lives differently if we remember that every day Jesus is Lord over all things.

Pray asking God to show you that He is King of everything: every situation and every moment.

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