Daily Meditations: To realize that we are blessed – LK 17:11
When the 10 lepers asked Jesus to heal them, he told them, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” As they were going, they were cleansed. One of them, realizing he had been healed, returned to thank God.
I have read this passage of scripture many times over the years. I find it interesting that Luke says, “One of them realizing he had been healed…” What about the other nine? How long did it take for them to realize that they had been healed, that they had been blessed! Luke doesn’t tell us.
I point this out because there are times we are blessed and don’t realize it. I one time had an aching shoulder. It bothered me for a few weeks and I became used to the pain. Then one day I realized that it didn’t hurt anymore. The pain went away a few days before I realized it. I was blessed in this way and didn’t realize it.
Sometimes our prayers are answered and we don’t notice. Some of the things we were worrying about and praying about somehow disappear. We were blessed and didn’t notice.
I think we can say that every day we are blessed in many ways, but we fail to notice. But like the one leper, we should realize that we have been blessed and return to thank God!