Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Too busy for Thanksgiving

 Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?" (Luke 17:17-18 NIV)

In Luke 17:11-19, Jesus healed ten men with leprosy. Jesus was traveling to Jerusalem when the men called out to Jesus from a distance and asked that He have pity on them. Jesus spoke to them and said to go show yourselves to the priests. As they were on their way, they were healed. Of the ten, One of them saw that he was healed, turned around, delayed his trip to see the priests and subsequently his family, so that he could tell Jesus thank you.

Jesus questioned the whereabouts of the other nine. Like we can be at times, they were too excited about what God had done and didn't make time to say thank you. Perhaps they assumed Jesus knew they were thankful? Perhaps they figured they'd express their gratitude later?

So about that new job, healing from covid, protection from covid, food on the table for Thanksgiving and every other day, shelter, clothing, necessities, peace, material things we don't need, protection of unseen danger, God's love, and so many other things - let's not get so caught up in it all that we become too busy or comfortable that we don't take a moment to say thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

 Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. (Psalm 40:5)

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