On his way to Jerusalem, Jesus is approached by ten lepers. He extends healing and says, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.”
It was on the way to the priest that they realize they were healed.
Nine of the lepers keep walking. One turns around. He finds Jesus and says, “Thank you!” To the thankful leper, Jesus says, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well” (Luke 17:11-19).
The nine do nothing wrong. It is just that they missed out on the wholeness that comes from saying, “Thank you.” Life throws a lot of pain and hurt and loss at us.
A simple “Thank you” is our refrain that we have made it through the bad days.
Gratitude is not taking life for granted. It is recognizing the small miracles that exist around us each day.
What do you need to say, “Thank you” for today?
“Behind what you are doing, underneath everything that was happening, God was doing something good. God was making everything right again.” Sally Loyd-Jones