Most kids today want more stuff for Christmas. Stuff like video games, Ipods, CD’s, designer clothes, sneakers, money, concert tickets, Wii’s, and new cell phones top many kids’ Christmas wish lists.
But if you ever visit an Eastern European or South American orphanage their wish lists would look vastly different.
Here is a list of the top 10 things orphans in these places would love to have for Christmas. They would say they want . . .
10 — A pair of shoes with no holes in the soles
9 — A clean dress that is not a hand-me-down
8 — To know where I’m going to be sleeping tomorrow night
7 — My mom to want me back
6 — My brothers and sisters to be together again
5 — To know who my mom and dad are
4 — To feel hopeful about my future
3 — To live in a house with a real family
2 — To stop the hurt
And the Number 1 thing these orphans would love to have for Christmas is . . .
1. To have someone give me a hug and tell me they love me and know they mean it
As you shop for your kids this Christmas, and all their stuff that will probably wear out before New Years, think about the orphans. Then thank God Almighty for His gift of love for you and pray that orphans will some day know His love and get what they want for Christmas.