By Flasade Afe
Text ; Luke chapter 17 verses 16-17 “And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?.”
Leprosy is a term used for every diseases affecting the skin. Gratitude of one leper to the ingratitude of the nine indicate how men forget easily the good things that God has done for them.
So we have come to thank God for making it possible for us to travel and to come back safe and sound, we have also come to appreciate the governor.
There are many reasons for Thanksgiving but I shall mention five out of them
(1) To put our heart right before God
(2) For the salvation of our souls
(3) Because of who God is —There is nobody like him
(4) Because we are alive today —we are alive because of the grace of God. What can we use to reciprocate the love of God other than to give our lives to him by being born again.
Jesus said to the one that came back to go and show himself to people, if he had said that his body should be clean there may be other diseases in his body that can resurface later but with the word you are made whole, Jesus pronounced. Both internal and external system of the body are healed.