like the Samaritan Leper.
He came back to Jesus after Jesus healed him. He came back praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him.
He was one of ten lepers that Jesus healed in Luke 17 as he travelled to Jerusalem.
Jesus healed them all.
This man was the only one that came back to say thank you.
Jesus had redeemed the leper’s life from pain and death. And the leper came back to show his gratitude for what Jesus had done for him.
Jesus did the same thing for you and me. He redeemed our lives from pain, death and eternal separation from the only source of good things in this universe – our Father God.
For the rest of our lives here on this planet, let our first response be gratitude to God.
Dear Jesus, We are very grateful for all of the things you are and for what you have done for us. Help us live lives full of gratitude, counting the blessings we have received from you each day. Thank you. In your redeeming name we pray, Amen.