Today I read the story about the ten lepers. I’m sure at first thought it doesn’t appear to be compared with thanksgiving but it’s a short but awesome story on deliverance and thankfulness. So, Jesus met 10 leprous men who cried out to Jesus asking him to have mercy on them. Jesus told them to go show themselves to the priest and as they were going Jesus healed all ten of them. One of them noticed his healing and deliverance and immediately turned back, humbled himself and thanked Jesus. Ten were delivered but only one thought to turn back and say thank you.
We’ve become a people who take many things for granted. Our jobs, car, family and even God.
We figure we can be sometimey on our jobs because we think we are indispensable and received this job on our own.
We think we can just get in the car, turn the key and go without any worry about care and maintenance.
We assume our family will always be there to bail us out or support our every whim.
When do we stop to say thank you to God for supplying all our needs?
Do you take for granted that God woke you up this morning? We just know the alarm clock went off; we jumped out of bed and started our day without so much as even a thank you to our Lord.
It’s funny how we never forget to cry out to him when we are in distress. If we are in pain or are in desperate need of something, Jesus’ name stays in our mouth on an hourly basis. But when everything is moving smoothly, we lose sight of who has given us such joy and happiness.
It would be sad if God decided to treat us the way we treat him.
If he actually did us the way we do him we would be in shock. Then we would be on our knees 24/7 making sure he knew just how much we appreciated even the oxygen we received today.
It’s time to give our thanksgiving to God. For our life. For our jobs. For our family. For His love and mercy. It’s certainly not required of him to do these things for us but it should be appreciated.
Lord, today we say thank you for all that you have done and are doing in our lives.