(ref: Luke 17: 11-19)
Ten lepers were healed
By Christ’s words that day.
He said, “You are new,”
And sent them away.
They danced and they sang
With their limbs now anew.
Showed friends their new health
And all they could do
One returned thanks,
The others took for granted;
But Jesus gave freely
His gifts not recanted.
Sorrows and distraction
Pull focus of our eyes
Pirating the gratitude
For blessings realized.
Lord, help me to be
The one of the ten
Who thinks to come back
and say, “thank you,” again.
May God bless you with much, and may you bless Him with thanks.
Luke 17:17-19 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
Wow! Amen Terri! (You’re a poet and I didn’t even know it :))
Beautifully written Terri! Thank you for this reminder:) God Bless you!
Terri, Thank you for this gentle reminder and beautiful message. You and your family are definitely a blessing in my life. Happy Thanksgiving!
Very good poem speaks volumes especially this time of Thanksgiving. Blessings to you and yours.May He hold you always in the palm of His hand.
Makes you stop and think, How many blessings do we receive from God that he gets no thanks for, that we take for granted, like being born in America, our freedom and even the water we drink, and the list goes on…Thanks Terri Brady for a beautiful poem ❤
Well said, Terri. What a beautiful expression of faith & gratitude.
Love it Terri, “His gifts not recanted”! Awesome. xo Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for the poem.
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Wow Terri Yet another reminder of how we all take everything Christ does for us for granted. How often should we say “Thank You”? Every other word.
Another reminder that we should be thinking and sharing “Thank You” for all that we receive from Christ’s words. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. Juanita
Terri, Your words definitely blessed me today!!!!
Thank you Jesus for Terri Brady! Your example and influence has been one of the biggest blessings in my life 😍 Thank you for using your gifts to serve and lead people to Him!
You are too kind! Thanks so much for reading! And for your friendship:) Happy Thanksgiving!