“While He was on the way to Jerusalem, He was passing between Samaria and Galilee. As He entered a village, ten leprous men who stood at a distance met Him; and they raised 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 were going, they were cleansed. Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered and said, ‘Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine–where are they? Was no one found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?’ And He said to him, ‘Stand up and go; your faith has made you well.'” Luke 17:11-19
When I think of the healing of the ten leprous men, and how only one man turned back, in thanks to God, out of the ten…
I’m reminded of how I often take for granted God’s care, when I should “turn back” to the place of blessing and thank the Lord there.
Joining you in thanking God today for all of our blessings–for our salvation through Christ Jesus, (Ephesians 1:3-14), the Lord’s many provisions, for opportunities to pray for and serve others, and for friends and family; also for answers to prayer that we can yet anticipate (Hebrews 11:1, Psalm 27:13) and for His comfort and joy.
And thank you for taking the time to visit here on the Porch of the Lord.
“Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of His works with joyful singing.” Psalm 106:22