Giving Thanks Luke 17:11-19 --- NIV Ten Healed of Leprosy 11Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy[a]met him. They stood at a distance 13and called out in a loud voice, "Jesus, Master, have pity on us!" 14When he saw them, he said, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, they were cleansed. 15One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. 17Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" 19Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well." Footnotes: Luke 17:12 The Greek word was used for various diseases affecting the skin—not necessarily leprosy. It always made me wonder when there were ten who got healed why only one came back to thank Jesus And to top it of this one was a Samaritan. So in wondering were the other nine healed.? To me it looks like the Samaratan was the only one healed.because of his faith. When one of the men saw that he was healed, he went back to Jesus. He praised God loudly. He bowed down at Jesus' feet. The man thanked Jesus. (This man was a Samaritan.) -- Luke 17:15-16 (ERV) How do we respond when our cry for mercy receives its loving answer from our Master? This story is a reminder of our need to unabashedly praise and thank Jesus for his healing power, mercy, and grace. When was the last time you fell face down and praised Jesus? When was the last time you thanked him from the bottom of your heart and with your physical posture. One of the key words for worship means to bow ("to kiss the ground"). When was the last time you praised and thanked the Lord for all that he has done for you with a genuine heart and a prostrate posture? Let us all remember to give thanks to our Saviour for His faithfullness and goodness towards us. Like David wrote in Psalm 100 :4 we also today need to " Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His Name.