Having been in full time ministry now for 50 years, all of them focused on children, I can tell you from personal experience that this is true. I’ve seen how children act and are treated all around the world. Most simply want to feel loved. That’s all. Just loved. When they don’t feel loved, they express themselves by stealing, getting into fights, hurting themselves and others, telling lies, acting out, fits of rage, the list goes on. When at the very root of it is simply they want to be loved.
I think too many times we put nurturing and caring for children on the back burner, concluding that they aren’t quite as important to society as someone or something else. We as adults see it as teaching them to be patient, or to be whatever it is that we think children need to become in our eyes. We need to change that. We need to consider that whatever we teach them now is what they will be tomorrow.
At this time of year, children equate being loved with receiving a gift at Christmas time. I’ve been pushing with all my strength to make this happen since right after Christmas last year. We are in Christmas-mode at least nine to ten months out of the year. We take advantage of this holiday to bring love to as many kids as possible, all around the world, through a wrapped gift at Christmas. If you think this is something you’d like to help with, please visit the web site www.metroworldchild.org/OHH , or call the office today and be a part of Operation Holiday Hope. Give us a hand to bring a little hope to one of the thousands of children around the world who will attend Sunday School with Metro World Child!