Thursday, November 19, 2009

I am healed! Thank you, Jesus!

Luke 17: 11-19

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; our faith has made you well."

Talk about a story of thankfulness. Jesus gave these ten people compassion and only one appreciated it. He knew that it would happen this way, and still he gave all ten of them a healing and cleansing. The interesting thing about this story is that the one who thanked Jesus was a Samaritan. Jesus spoke a lot about these underclassed citizen. He loved them as much as he loved the Nazarenes or Galatians. But a lot of his stories dealt with those whom no one loved. So be liked the Samaritan in this story. Always thankful, no matter your situation, no matter the peer pressure.

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