I Know What Comes First

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All of our Thanksgiving celebrations will be different this year, due to the growing number of people being infected by Covid-19. This has been upsetting because we have not spent any time with our families. Many were hoping Covid-19 would be decreasing throughout our country; but, the opposite has happened. This is frustrating; but, we understand the purpose of this holiday is to give thanks. Therefore, we will not lose sight of what comes first and we will continue to give thanks to the Lord for watching over us and our families.

Luke 17:11-19 is the story of ten lepers that pleaded with Jesus to have mercy on them. Jesus told them to go show themselves to the priest, and they followed His instructions. When they began heading to see the priest, they were no longer lepers, because Jesus healed them. Then one of them realized what happened to him, he stopped and came back praising the Lord, and prostrated himself at His feet, and thanked Him. Jesus was disappointed that the other nine did not come back, but kept going to see the priest. He raised this question, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?” All of the lepers made the decision to call out to Jesus for mercy. Once they were healed, they placed their attention on getting to the priest. They lost sight of what should come first. We have to know what comes first. Why the reason we are still here is that the┬áLord is watching over us. Yes, our gatherings will be smaller, but we have to thank the Lord for continuing to provide for us. When we take the time to praise and thank Him, we are letting Him know what comes first. That is to give Him all the glory, honor, and praise, because the Lord has been good to us, in spite of all that is going on. Thank you, Lord, for all Your blessings.

To all, have a blessed Thanksgiving! Continue to walk in your blessings.