A story is told in the new testament of ten leapers who when Jesus was going into a village,met him as they stood at a distance and called out loudly to him to have pity on them,they desperately implored HIM to have mercy on them,He sent them to the priests and as they went they were healed.
One of the leapers,a Samaritan went back to thank Jesus and he asked him "were not all ten cleansed? where are the other nine?"
"As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him.They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”
When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.
Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?" Luke 17:12-17
Leprosy also known as Hansen’s disease,is a skin infection caused by a mycobacterium. Leprosy was at one time incurable and lepers were segregated into colonies,it was considered a form of physical and spiritual pollution which requires one to be excluded from the community.
These ten lepers where forbidden to reside in their own houses,to interact with their own children or live in their own community,but on this day all that was gone,and it was time to say thanks to the Lord for what HE has done but only one of them, a foreigner came back.
Every time we count our blessings,we often don't recognize the source of such blessing,and this explains our ungratefulness to God.
There are numerous things we have been given from the father,the gift of life,the wonderful friends we have made,the success we have achieved,the wealth we have accumulated,but we hardly can stop for a second and say thank you God.
For even the flowers that bloom in our gardens,for the tender grass that's so sweet,for the birds singing sweetly in the skies,we deserve to thank the creator.
all the people of this earth have been given gifts that are wonderful to the sight,we have been blessed with numerous qualities and virtues,we have been offered salvation and we have been saved by the blood of Jesus Christ,so shall we all rash off like the other nine lepers,or we will be like that "lowly Samaritan",who falls down on his face and thanks the LORD giving glory to God.
The spirit of thanksgiving pleases God and that if we fall at the feet of Jesus Christ and thank Him for all these things we have received from him,he will bend low to us and speak to us the same words he spoke to that healed leaper
"Rise and go; your faith has made you well." Luke 17:12-19.