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It’s time for Five Minute Friday over on Katemotaung’s blog! Set the timer, write for five minutes, and post! Today’s word prompt:
Ten lepers yelling at Jesus from afar.
“Jesus! Help us! Heal us!”
He comes near enough to look them over closely.
“Go show yourselves to the priest.”
And they went on their way. Only, as they went,
they were healed.
Immediately one turned around and ran back for Jesus!
He was so grateful.
But he was a Samaritan.
They didn’t mix with Jews.
Jesus was a Jew.
And He noted, “You are here, but where are the other nine? And you are a Samaritan.”
I’m thinking the other nine were Jews.
So how about us? When we trip up – we sanctified souls, are we sorry?
We know we are headed to heaven. We know we’ve been forgiven.
But are we really, genuinely sorry? Are we burdened in our souls?
I’ve known true sorrow for my sins. Once you stoop so low you feel you cannot ever deserve forgiveness, you realize in that moment –
How much Jesus did for you.
Does it take wallowing in the pits of sin to make us realize how great salvation we have?
Oh, will we raise our voices high and know this grace, this rich, righteous grace…
Or will we be like the nine.
And just go on…
Forgetting to give thanks.
“He kneeled at Jesus’ feet, so grateful. He couldn’t thank him enough – and he was a Samaritan.” Luke 17:18
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