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, they were cleansed of their leprosy. One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God!” He fell to 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? Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And Jesus said to the man, “Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you.”
Pause. Take a moment. Take a break from your romantic relationship, your job, your class, your sport and think of all that God has done for you. Everything. It’s hard to wrap my head around it all. I move through life so fast. Too fast. Sometimes its good to look back on the past and see how blessed you are. I’m blown away by the faithfulness of God.
May you always be filled with joy, always thanking the Father.
In Luke 17 one man was marked by thankfulness and he came back to Jesus shouting and praising Him. Jesus was like “Where are the other nine?” I don’t ever want to be one of the nine. I don’t want to take the blessings in my life for granted. I don’t want to speed through life and miss His providence. I want to be the one that comes back and gives glory to Jesus. I want to be a man that is always thanking the Father.
Tracy and I have a lot to be thankful for in our lives. Tomorrow we’re getting induced and our little boy, Harold Luke Briscoe will be here. We’ve had two miscarriages before this pregnancy. I can remember the fear that seeped through the walls of our hearts and invaded our world. God is faithful though. I just can’t wait to hear his cry. I can’t wait to peer into his eyes and thank the Lord for the blessing of having him. Thanksgiving is this Thursday. Remember all that He has done for you and make thankfulness your sacrifice. Have an attitude of gratitude.
I’m Harold Dorrell Briscoe. Thanks for reading.