(singing) On the fourth day of National Collection Week the good Lord gave to me four carton pallets, three rolls of wide tape, two half-filled trucks, and another great collection victory.
It's hard to believe that National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child is already half over. Tonight when I got to the collection center the wall was lined with about 800 boxes so the three of us got to work putting them into cartons.
Only one donor came this evening and brought 18 boxes. That gave us a chance to get those boxes into cartons. We worked hard to pack 50 cartons and at the end of the night there was one box left over.
Here it is--sitting by the wall.
And as I looked at that one small box tonight I remembered why we do Operation Christmas Child. I saw a little boy excited over the Spiderman pictures on the box. I watched the joy on his face as he opened a box with treasures just for him. I heard his giggles and I felt his excitement.
The box sitting on the floor all alone is really a little boy.
And that is why we do Operation Christmas Child.