Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. So when He saw them, He said to them, go, show yourselves to the priests. And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.
And one of them,when he saw that he was healed, returned and with a loud voice glorified God and fell down on His face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, were there not ten cleansed? But where are the rest nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?
And He said to him, arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well – Luke 17 : 11 – 19.
We spend years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds as the case may to pray to God for one or many things. After our prayers has been answered, how long do we spend with god to thank Him for answering our prayers? We easily forget the suffering we have gone through before the answer comes.
Brethren, God want to hear us telling Him ”THANK YOU” for all that He has done. I am not saying that the number of times we have prayed must be synonymous with our thanks but rather we should be appreciative to Him because He expect such from us. We should always have the love of God in our hearts because love will always make us to be appreciative.
As the only man came back, he has double healing because at first, he was cleansed and later Jesus said to him ”your faith has made you well”. His faith was strengthened. Anytime we go to Him and say, thank You, He is ready to give much more blessing to us because our source of blessing will never go dry in the name of Jesus Christ.
Father, I thank You for Your uncountable blessings You are giving to us everyday. Help us to have a heart of gratitude to the glory of Your name in the name of Jesus Christ.