We will have a special worship service to mark Thanksgiving Day. The service will be on Wednesday, November 23 at 7pm, the evening before Thanksgiving Day. You are heartily invited to join us as we give thanks to God for His bountiful gifts to us.
Archive for November, 2011
Read Luke 17:11-19
“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child.” William Shakespeare.
A thankless child is not only a pain, he or she is also painful for a parent to endure. A thankless child takes the blessings from the hand of a loving father and mother, but doesn’t come close to his parents expressing humble and heartfelt thanks to them.
How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child.
It is that kind of sentiment that Jesus, our Lord, expresses in Luke 17:17,18. Ten lepers approached Jesus for healing. Nine were Jews, one was a Samaritan. After healing the lepers, only one, the Samaritan, returned to give thanks and glorify God. So Jesus answered and said, Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner? What?! Is only one man grateful enough to come back and say thank you? And he a foreigner—a Samaritan. Didn’t I heal ten lepers? Where are the other nine? Ninety percent ingratitude. An under-whelming response, wouldn’t you say?