The Gratitude Devotional Series – Introduction
I’ve read Luke 17:11-19 over and over in recent weeks, and I’m always astonished that there was only one of 10 men who were healed by Jesus who came back to say thank you.
All 10 were healed from leprosy – a disease that set them apart from society and sentenced them to die alone. There was no cure for the disease. They had to announce “unclean” as they entered any area with people without the disease.
The disease ate away at their fingers and hands, and eventually killed them. They had to leave family and friends and live on the outskirts of town.
And only one came back to say thank you.
I’ve read the story over and over because I wonder if I had been healed from this dreaded disease, would I have returned to say thank you to Jesus?
I hope and pray I would have returned. But, some days I don’t know.
There are things in my life I take for granted – blessings. Sometimes, it’s people, unfortunately.
In this month of giving thanks, our desire is to point our hearts toward Jesus and to say thank you for all of life’s blessings.
In the next few days leading up to Thanksgiving, we will be sending you a daily devotional written by local pastors, some CCA staff members and a couple of CCA board members.
10 Days of Gratitude.
Our hope is that we increase the gratitude quotient in all of us, that we genuinely appreciate the daily blessings from above, and that we open our eyes each morning with a “thank you for today, Lord.”
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