The Biblical account of the story of the ten lepers reminds us of our constant need to be thankful to The Lord for all that He has done for us. These lepers were not allowed to engage in close contact with anyone. These ten lepers had to announce their disease to anyone who was in earshot of them, and constantly had to yell unclean, unclean, unclean. The label that these ten lepers had to wear each day had to be difficult for them, but they also understood that their condition could only be changed by an encounter with Jesus. It was at that encounter that Jesus instructs them to go show themselves to the priest, and as they were going one of them turned back when he realized that he was healed.
The Scripture reminds us that when he turned back, he fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. I encourage you today to remember where The Lord has brought you from, and when you do give Him thanks. Give The Lord thanks for all of the ways that He has made for you and all of the doors that He has opened for you. Give Him thanks for healing you and delivering you. You have so many reason to thank The Lord because He has been so good to you.
Make up your mind that you will be the one every day to give The Lord thanks, even if no one else turns back, even if no one else says thank you, be the one who will always thank The Lord for how good He has been to you. Every day of my life I will thank The Lord for all that He has done for me, I will be the one who turns around and says thank you.
Since I will always remember what The Lord has done and is doing for me, and I will give Him thanks daily I have no doubt, “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From My God!”
For all that you have done for me, for all the ways that you have made for me, for every blessing that you have placed in my life, Lord I say thank you! In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY