If you have ever heard a sermon on Thanksgiving you probably have heard of the ten leprosy victims who were healed but only one came back to thank Jesus (Luke 17:11-19). Naturally, we wonder if we could have been part of the nine who experienced the deliverance of Jesus but failed to give thanks. No one wants to be like that, you want to be the one who returned with a grateful heart.
After God had delivered His people from the hand of Pharaoh, God warned them. “Deut. 6:12 “..then watch yourself, lest you forget the Lord who brought you from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” Sadly, like the nine or the Israelites, we must admit that we fail in giving thanks to God for the many blessings He brings our way.
The old hymn says, “Count your blessings” and it goes on to say, “name them one by one. And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done!” This Thanksgiving, take time to thank the Lord! Be the one that came back to give thanks to Jesus and among those who do not forget what God has done!
Serving Jesus with Joy!