Today’s Lesson: Gratitude
“One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him – and he was a Samaritan.” Luke 17:15-16
Ten lepers cried out to Jesus. Following His instructions to show themselves to the priests in the temple, all ten were healed. However, only one of them ended up right back in the presence of Jesus, where they all really needed to be. This leper, overcome with a sense of gratitude, found himself in the Lord’s presence and the recipient of a deeper sense of wholeness and faith the others would yet lack. Jesus asked him,
“Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?’ Then he said to him, ‘Rise and go; your faith has made you well.'” Luke 17:17-19
What about us? As we fast and pray during this season, gratitude should find us at the feet of Jesus! We should be asking ourselves, “What do I have to be thankful for today? How many blessings can I count? How many unseen moves of God have protected and provided when I was totally unaware? What relationships have enriched me and my family, and who else can I thank for sharing the stuff of life with?”
Take the time and be the one to return to Jesus time and again to thank Him for His presence, power and provision in your life!