November 18, 2019

Luke 17:17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?”

Are you willing to act on your own for God? We know next to nothing about this group of ten lepers but we do know that they were together at the time Jesus went by. We might assume that they stuck together because they were all each other had having been excluded by society because of their common affliction. But when their common thread was broken by their healing, what were they to do. Only one came back to Jesus. We don’t know where the others went but the one that went back to Jesus went alone. It is scary to go alone. To break with any community or affiliation group is a difficult thing. It is much easier, safer, and comfortable to stick with the group. But when Jesus heals you, in whatever way that may be, do you follow the others away or turn back to him? This week, how will you go against the current to return to Jesus and say thank you?

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