And one of the lepers, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.Luke 17:15-16
Even if I am not aware of God’s healing presence within and around me, every day brings multiple opportunities to fall at the feet of the Lord in gratitude for my life, the people who love me, the beauty of the natural world, and the many material comforts I enjoy.
Today I will thank God for everything, even the events that seem most difficult to bear.
James Tissot (1836-1902) Guérison de dix lépreux opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper between 1886 and 1894 Brooklyn Museum
He fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. Luke 11:16a
Sometimes I just have to fall on my knees and say thank you to the Lord—for getting me through another day, for friends who encourage me, for family that rallies round in hard times, for unexpected kindness from strangers, for a beautiful day.
It is God’s grace that blesses me with such abundance, and God’s grace that prompts my gratitude. May I listen to the Spirit’s call to give thanks in all ways and at all times.
Codex Aureus Epternacensis Cleansing of the ten lepers, ca.1035-1040
I am not always quick to realize a bit of healing has happened to me. It might be a lessening of anxiety, or a comforting word from a friend, or a few moments when I am quiet and not pushing to do something, or a letting go of comparing my way of life to that of others.
Today I will reflect on healing I have experienced and take some time to thank the Lord.
And one of [the ten lepers], realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. Luke 17:15-16a