Across the Preacher’s Desk: Are We One of The Nine?

November 27, 2019 - Dr. Luke records a story for us in Luke 17 that occurred one day when Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem and was passing through Samaria and Galilee. Jesus was approached by ten lepers, miserable creatures afflicted with a horrific disease. They cried out to Jesus for mercy and He told them to go and show themselves to the priests. While they were on their way, they were cleansed. We are told that only one of the ten returned to Jesus to say “thank you”. Jesus asked the question, “were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God save this stranger”.

How much like those nine lepers are we? This is the season of the year that we refer to as the “Thanksgiving Season”. November 28th has been set aside on our calendar as “Thanksgiving Day”.

Yet, do we really take the time to show our gratitude to God for all that He has done for us or has “Thanksgiving Day” simply become a day when we gorge ourselves with copious amounts of food and watch football and spend time with family enjoying a day off from work? Let’s show our gratitude to God for what He has done for us, not just on one day a year, but let’s express our gratitude daily both in word and in deed.

One way of showing our gratitude to God is to meet Him at His House regularly for Worship. Will you be doing that this coming Lord’s Day?

It’s something to think about… tbp

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