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A Daily Devotion for Monday, March 1

Luke 17: 11-19

Verses 17-18: Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”

Jesus healed ten men who had leprosy. They stood at a distance and called to him. Jesus called to them, telling them to go and show themselves to the priests. As they walked away, they were healed. Only one returned to thank Jesus, and he was a Samaritan.

What about the other nine? They were healed, but did not thank God for this miracle. Did they forget, even before they left the scene, what had actually happened? We hope they gave God the glory when they returned home. But it makes me think about all the times I have been saved from harm, rescued by God, removed safely from a bad situation. Did I , and do I remember to fall on my knees and thank God for his grace and power? I am sure I do not always remember to thank God.

Father God, you are in control of all things. You pull me out of bad situations daily. I am truly thankful, even when I forget to say so. My prayers to you today include my gratitude and thanks for the many times you have healed and saved me, even when I didn’t notice. Amen

Becky, transforming

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