Sermon Illustrations

Billy Graham shared this in his book, ‘The Secret of Happiness’: (pp. 74-75)

A man and his wife visited an orphanage where they hoped to adopt a child. In an interview with the boy they wanted, they told him in glowing terms about the many things they could give him.

To their amazement, the little fellow said, "if you have nothing to offer except a big house, nice clothes, toys, and the other things (that most kids have) - why - I would prefer to stay here.”

"What on earth could you want besides those things?" the woman asked?

"I just want someone to love me," replied the little boy.