Luke 17:11–19 (ESV)
Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers
11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When
he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus’
feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way;
your faith has made you well.”
This is an interesting parable in which Jesus heals ten lepers, yet only one comes back to praise Jesus. The one who came back was a foreigner... a Samaritan.
To often we ask God for help, but seldom to we give back a thank you or praise. I pray: O Lord, forgive me when I am ungrateful for your love and answers to prayers. Help me to be quick to call on you for help and quicker to give thanks
and praise. Amen.