The One Who Thanks
The One Who Thanks
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.
Luke 17:15-16 (NKJV)
Father God, help me be the one who comes back to thank You, again and again. Fill my heart with gratitude for You and all of Your children.
Apparently, even in Jesus’ day, some thought thank-you’s weren’t necessary. In Luke 17:11-19 Jesus tells the story of healing ten lepers.
“Jesus, Master, Have mercy on us!” (Luke 17:13) they cried out, begging for His awesome power to touch them, heal them, and transform their lives.
When they realized they were healed, nine of them continued on their way to get the “all clear” from the priest. Giving thanks and appreciation was clearly not on the lepers’ to-do list.
Only one of the ten took the time to let Jesus know how thankful he was for what Jesus did for him.
In today’s world, a heartfelt thank-you can seem unnecessary and outdated. But the highest priority of our daily to-do list should be this: “Thank You God. Thank you for Jesus and for all that He has done.”
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