Forget the fancy toy - the box it comes in can be much more fun.
The cardboard box - whether the imagination turns it into a spaceship, a castle, or just a haven to daydream in - was enshrined on Friday in America's National Toy Hall of Fame along with Jack-in-the-Box and Candy Land. No kidding, grown-ups.
"I think every adult has had that disillusioning experience of picking what they think is a wonderful toy for a child, and then finding the kid playing with the box," said Christopher Bensch, chief curator of the Strong Museum. "It's that empty box full of possibilities that the kids can sense."...
You're so right, Arthur. Many times missionaries will tell stories of giving boxed gifts to people who have never received such a gift before. They think the box is the gift, and don't even think to open it. The box is such a useful commodity to them that they'd never think that there's something inside. We should all be humbled by all of God's gifts. We have so much and we forget about the simple things He does for us every minute.
I can remember the days!!! My wife and I buying a toy, asked for or thought to be the latest and greatest, only to find our three, (now grown up), playing with the box. Kids are kids wherever they are born, and I'm very glad thats the way it is. THEY teach us the real humility Jesus refers too.