So this is thanksgiving.
We all have much to be thankful for.
That you can read this.
That I can write this.
That Americans can give thanksgiving.
That you have access to this.
That we have life.
That we have the possibility of receiving a new life.
That we can thank others.
That we are thanked by others.
That fish are all around the world.
That people are fishing for other people.
That the fish are fed.
Then there was Chris.
Who likes to eat fish.
And likes to go running.
But would rather fish.
Who would like a housewife.
And likes wildlife.
But is tangled with the governors.
Who want the altars.
And is being hurled.
But life is still ample.
But he is misread.
.: prayers, prayer requests :.
In your awesome name, we ask?
That everyone be able to count their blessings.
That this be a time of uplifting thoughts.
That those oversees, who are not spending time with their families be feeling your love.
That the homeless find a good meal, not only today but every day, and that the job opportunities in their lives are multiplied.
That those in need, in desperate situations, who have forgotten you, who have left you, who need you, who don?t know you, and who are seeking you, know you.
Lord, we thank you, for our friendships, family, school, life, and most of all YOU. I thank you for giving me the opportunity to worship you in a unique way, and to grow in you and learn more about you. We love you Lord.
Jesus Heals Ten Men with Leprosy [Luke 17:11-19]
As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria. As he entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance, crying out, ?Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!?
He looked at them and said, ?Go show yourselves to the priests.? And as they went, their leprosy disappeared.
One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, ?Praise God, I?m healed!? He fell face down on the ground at Jesus? feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan.
Jesus asked, ?Didn?t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Does only this foreigner return to give glory to God?? And Jesus said to the man, ?Stand up and go. Your faith has made you well.?
-= foot notes =-
17:16 Jesus healed all 10 lepers, but only one returned to thank him. It is possible to receive God?s great gifts when an ungrateful spirit ? 9 of the 10 men did so. Only the thankful man, however, learned that his faith had played a role in his healing; and only grateful Christians grow in understanding God?s grace. God does not demand that we thank him, but he is pleased when we do so. And he uses our responsiveness to teach us more about himself.