Boxes that had once held shoes
have been repurposed for "good news."
When packed with clothing, toys and games
God's love is visualized.
Yes, Operation Christmas Child
results in joy and countless smiles
as boys and girls in far-off lands
receive their shoebox gifts.
A gift that's given undeserved
both strikes a chord and hits a nerve.
It is a picture of God's grace
that begs to be explained.
And so it is when handed out.
Kids learn what God's love is about.
They understand it can't be earned.
It searches us 'til found.
A little box, a big surprise,
that's filled with what a stranger buys
for children they will never meet
except in Heav'n some day.
Check out http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ