Sometimes I wonder if the concept of saying “Thank You” is fading into oblivion in our society.
I was reading in my bible the other night about the 10 men healed of leprosy (Luke 17:11-19). Remember the story…..10 guys have leprosy, they live on the edge of town, they probably have a pretty miserable life, and suddenly Jesus passes by them. They call out to him, from a distance, He tells them to go show themselves to the priests and as they go they are healed. So Jesus heals these 10 men of this evil, degrading and painful affliction. Now you would think they would have been so appreciative and THANKFUL. You would also think that all of them would seek after Jesus to thank him. But as the story goes, only ONE comes back to say Thank You!
Only ONE, Only ONE…just ONE man……do you think you would have been that ONE who came back and threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him? Or would you have been like the other 9, already moving on with their lives, out socializing with friends and family and forgetting that Jesus just totally healed and transformed their lives.
I would like to think I would be that ONE who came back…..but the reality of life, the busyness, and my penchant to move on to the next thing so quickly, makes me wonder if I would have returned to thank Him.
Those 2 simple words”thank you,” can make such a difference in the lives of our children, husbands, friends, and family members, but do we use them on a daily basis? I want to challenge everyone to say, “thank you” to 3 different people this week for something they did or have done. Go out of your way, say it to someone who may not usually be thanked, or simply say it to your hubby for just being himself, or to a friend at church who works in the nursery or teaches Sunday School to your children, or leave a comment on someone’s blog thanking them for the way it encouraged or ministered to you. If you thank 3 people this week, leave a comment on my blog, take the “Thank You challenge! “ 🙂
So………get out there and thank someone, but in the process do not forget to “go back” and throw yourself at Jesus’ feet and thank Him for all he has done for you!! 🙂
So in case I forgot, or was too busy, or had other priorites…….
Here is to my dear husband who I never seem to thank enough…….
Thank you honey for helping me out so much when I get migraines.
Thank you for always putting gas in the car.
Thank you for picking out great movies for the family to watch together.
Thank you for your warped sense of humor.