Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 47: Good Samaritan

My son came home from school today carrying a sealed shoe box with his name scribbled on top.  He said that his entire class received a shoe box each and that they were gifts from God.  With much excitement, he opened the box and it revealed the following:
  • a large box of crayons (48's)
  • a Hotwheels Monster Truck
  • a Lightning McQueen colored marker set
  • a set of modeling clay
  • a pair of socks
  • 2 packs of dental floss
  • a twin pack of Spiderman toothbrushes
  • a Vaseline lip balm
  • a small rabbit stuffed toy
  • a children's book on Perseverance
  • a pack of Bubble Yum
  • a pack of Nerds candy
  • a handy pouch with a pad of stickers
A closer look on the box revealed marks on the packing tape that says "Samaritan's Purse: Operation Christmas Child".  On the flap is a label indicating the word "BOY" with a check mark on the age range - "5-9 years old".  Before allowing my son to open the goodies inside, I confirmed with his teacher first if my son was indeed the recipient of such gift.

I did a quick search online for the name on the box and this is what their website says - "Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world."  One of their ongoing projects is called Operation Christmas Child wherein people pack shoe boxes with goodies for needy children and distribute them worldwide.   The organization aims to bring happiness to children and their families by living the life of the Good Samaritan.

And so, Jarred was was indeed a gift from God. Thank you, Lord!

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