Jeters Chapel     

     CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN      


Psalms 107: 1 (NKJV) 

"Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever."

Pastor's Thought

Scripture teaches in Luke 17: 11-19 that one day Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem when ten lepers stood a distance and asked Him to heal them. In an instant, they were healed. One of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned with a loud voice and glorified God and fell on his face giving thanks to Jesus. 


The others left without even saying 'thanks". In an interesting discourse between Jesus and the healed Samaritan man, Jesus noticed that the nine had not given thanks for the blessing of their healing. 


Perhaps such ingratitude is too common in our world yet, the point of Jesus' inquiry seems to be that ungrateful hearts are cold towards God and thus, indifferent to His mercy and blessings.


What can we learn from this text this Thanksgiving? We can learn to be like the one leper and take the time to give thanks. How? Children thank your parents and be grateful for their sacrifices for you. Adults be grateful for the kindness of others, especially family members. All of us can give thanks because none of us are really too busy to thank God are we?  


Give thanks to God this Thanksgiving for doing so glorifies God, warms our relationships and makes us aware of God's blessings. 


Blessings,

Pastor Paul 

Continuing the work of Jesus Christ

Peacefully, Simply, Together