Thank you for Those Who Came Before Us!

 November 21, 2017

Season of Gratitude

All of us have benefitted in some way or another from those people who have lived before us. Some have given us indoor plumbing, electricity, automobiles and airplanes, and countless other conveniences. Physicians and scientists have discovered cures that ease our pain and extend our life expectancy.  Our foremothers and forefathers in faith have passed down–since Abraham’s time–a rich heritage of beliefs, symbols, and rituals.

How these men and women have gifted me and those who share my life! How often have I stopped to say “Thank you”?

One of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. He was a Samaritan. Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine?”    Luke 17:15-17


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