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Thank You, Jesus
Read: 1 Kings 4:1 through 6:38; Luke 17:11–37
Hudson fell at school and broke his arm. The bone was displaced so they thought they might have to do surgery. He was really afraid. After checking the x-rays, the surgeon told Hudson, “If the bone had moved one more millimeter, I would have had to operate. So you get to go home today instead of to the hospital.”
After the appointment, Hudson said, “Mom, I asked God to make surgery unnecessary.”
“Did you thank Jesus?”
“I sure did,” Hudson replied.
In today’s reading, Luke tells us that ten lepers asked Jesus for mercy, and He healed them.
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 (Luke 17:15–16).
However, the other nine lepers continued on. Oftentimes, after people’s prayers are answered, they go about their business and forget to give God the praise and thanksgiving He deserves.
Challenge for Today: Take note of the many ways God provides, and then thank Him specifically for how He’s taken care of you.
Quicklook: Luke 17:11–19
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