Giving Thanks 🙏🏼 / Ten Lepers

img_2159Yesterday night was prayer night at my church but before we went into praying; a brother from church brought a small word on the book of Luke about the ten men who had leprosy and Jesus healed them.

12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

This chapter in the book of Luke is pretty deep if we actually dwell a little deeper into the word. As the brother who was preaching yesterday was giving quite a few points about this chapter and the reactions of the men, all that God was speaking through him I was thinking and saying to myself this is so true.

Jesus met these ten lepers on his way to Jerusalem, but what caught my attention as the brother was reading was in verse 12; where it says that the men “stood a distance, and lifted up their voices.” As many of you know Jesus was followed everywhere he went by multitudes of people, it was pretty hard for him to walk the roads as everyone wanted to be healed by him. However, these men saw Jesus coming from a distance my question is; How could they have possibly seen him? Just imagining myself being there I cannot comprehend how these men were able to see Jesus from such a distance. Maybe it was the multitude that gave Jesus away or his garments or could it possibly be the way he walked.?

However, it was their faith that made it possible for them to see the Teacher walking by and them asking for mercy. They were not healed at that same spot where they had been waiting instead, they were walking to go to the priests as Jesus had commanded them to do and they were being cleaned. They believed that they would be and they were but out of the ten lepers only one after seeing that he was healed; came back and gave thanks to Jesus for the healing. This man was healed physically but also spiritually as you can see in verse 19,

then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

These ten men were all healed physically but only one of them was also healed spiritually. The one that returned back, his faith in Jesus believing that he was the son of God was that restored all of him. Sometimes we see healing happening in our life, it could be spiritually as well physically or emotionally but how many times do we stop to give thanks to God for the healing not only in the physical, emotionally or spiritually but in whole. I find fault within myself in this, as I have seen God work in different areas of my life and even though I am immensely grateful towards him; most of the time I forget to give daily thanks to him for all that he has done or is doing or will continue to do in my life.

This leper his faith plus his giving thanks to the savior restored him from who he was before he encountered Jesus. Are we being restored not just through faith but also thankfulness towards God?

P. S. Thanks for the prayers💕💕💕I been feeling a lot better since last time, unfortunately, I was not able to post my Called with a purpose blog post because being sick is no fun🙄😩😩 and I pretty much just wanted to sleep; however my next character in “Called with a Purpose” post will be our disciple Judas Iscariot but I want to dwell a little deeper in his story before posting it.  He is a character that needs to be scrutinized and I believe I might have to do two parts for him. Also, I have not forgotten about the recap of the girls’ conference I will be posting that tomorrow it will be scheduled tonight for tomorrow.

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Author: Ana Guerrero

Lover of God,Seeker of Souls,Youth Leader, Book Lover.

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