Luke 17:15-19 (NKJV) 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. 17 So Jesus answered and said, “Were
there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? 18 Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” 19 And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”

The Lord Jesus Christ healed ten lepers after hearing their plea. But it is interesting that only the Samaritan, who are despised by the Jews, gave thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ. None of the Jews did. The Samaritan fell down on his face at the feet of Jesus and worshiped Him. And the Lord Jesus Christ healed him truly by forgiving his sins. This is the type of healing we all need. The problem is that the majority of people do not look pass the physical. They fail to see that they are spiritually ill and are dying. They have their religion, but they do not have Christ. They have faith in their religion, but they are spiritually dead. They are alive and well on the outside in their religion, but they are spiritually dead on the inside. The Lord Jesus Christ does not dwell in their hearts, and they are not saved. Why do you go to church? Do you go there to worship and praise God? Do you thank God for all He has done for you? Friend, our thanksgiving is just about the only thing we can give to God. If you are truly saved, then you ought to have a thankful heart towards God. For we were spiritually dead in our sins, and God saved us, brought us back to life, through the shed blood of His Son Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ can heal our disease. He is our Healer. But even better than that, the Lord Jesus Christ is our Savior. That is the purpose of His first coming. That is why Jesus made Himself poor for our sake. From the moment that Jesus was born in a stable and laid in a manger, and even before that in eternity past, Jesus looked forward to the Cross with great joy. For God so loves the world. And thus “unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given” (Isaiah 9:6 NKJV). “That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 NKJV). This Christmas, when you look at images of the manger scene, think about the sacrifice the Lord Jesus Christ made when He came to Earth. Think about God’s free gift of salvation. Then accept it, and like the Samaritan who was healed, bow down and worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Praise Him. Worship Him. Glorify Him. And thank Him with all your heart for a gift unlike any other. The free gift of salvation.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.