The Ministry Years:  Miracle 31 – Where are the nine? –  theunfetteredpreacher 

Luke: 17:11-19

Ten Lepers cry out to be healed.   This set of  miracles is only found in Luke.

Jesus once again going where the people needed His touch.  He entered a certain village.   Ten Lepers, met Him, standing afar off.

They lifted their voices, crying out for Mercy.

Jesus heard and saw:

Would He have seen them, if they had not called out?  We will know the answer, if and when we meet and ask Him, in the flesh,  (our Resurrected Bodies).

The point we must take home is, they cried out, that they were Lepers was apparent to those who saw them.  (Special clothing, missing flesh), they had to cry out unclean, if in a populated area.

Jesus spoke:

He gave them directions, go, show yourselves to the Priest.   The Priest had the power to declare them clean, to accept any thanksgiving sacrifices,  to pray with them.

As they went:

As they went, they were cleansed.   When the Lord speaks, we must be ready and willing to do His bidding.

In the Old Testament a Leper, (a Noble from another country),  was told to go wash in the Jorden River seven times.

One noticed:

In this instance,  one noticed he had been cleansed, as they traveled.  He turned back, fell at the feet of Jesus and Glorified God in a loud voice.

This man wasn’t a Hebrew,  he wasn’t of the people of God, yet he was healed and came back to thank and gave the Glory to God.

Where are the nine?

We see Jesus seeing, hearing, healing…. How often do we see thanks given,  people stopping their activities, to turn to and thank God?

I am sure, Jesus often wonders, where we are, after He does us a service.   Small or great, do we recognize His hand in our daily lives?

Do we stop, and thank Him?   I know, for me, it’s not often enough,  I tend to marginalize, the daily, touch of the Master.

Always, looking for the signs, wonders and miracles.  Not recognizing His hand in my life.

Luke: 17:11-19

And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.   

And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 

And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 

And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 

And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 

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? 

There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. 

And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.”

Go thy way, your faith has made you whole.

Continue on with your life.  Now complete, whole, healed.   That is the will of God, for all of us.

Try to remember, to stop n and Thank Him.  He notices.   Amen

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