This is just a simple thought and prayer for those who read this. Luke 17 records the story of 10 leprous people that Jesus healed. One returned to thank him…
On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”
(Luke 17:11-19 ESV)
There’s a lot in this passage, but I want to give you one thought for thanksgiving.
Our thankfulness (or lack thereof) shows our true heart towards Jesus. Do we just want something from Jesus or do we truly want him? There is a big difference. 9 of the 10 lepers in the story simply wanted their health back so they could get back to normal life. The 10th man wanted Jesus.
Here’s my prayer for you…
May God pour down blessings on your life and your family, and may you return your entire life to him in thanksgiving. May you seek the Giver and not the gift, and may gratitude ring out from your life in whatever the Giver chooses to give you.