Our Only Hope

“On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”” (Luke 17:11–18, ESV)
Jesus was the only hope these 10 lepers had of being healed. In the same way, He’s our only hope of being saved from our sin. Just like Jesus made it possible for the lepers to be healed, he has made it possible for us to be saved from our sin. It’s a done deal! The difference is that the cost to save us from our sin was far greater than healing the lepers. It cost him his life.
This Thanksgiving season, we have many reasons to be thankful, but the greatest reason is that Jesus laid down his life to save us from our sin and give us eternal life. Don’t be like the 9 who didn’t give thanks. Be like the one who fell at Jesus’ feet!