Luke 17: 11-19
Jesus and His disciples were traveling to Jerusalem. When they reached the border between Galilee and Samaria, they entered a village there. Ten lepers stood at a distance. When they saw Jesus they cried out, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"
Jesus looked at them and said "Go to the Jewish priest and show him that you are healed!" As they were going their leprosy disappeared.
One of the lepers ran back to Jesus, and fell flat on the ground in front of Jesus. He was face downward in the dust, thanking Jesus for what he had done. He said "Thank You, Glory to God for I am healed" This man was a despised Samaritan.
Jesus asked, "Didn't I heal ten men? Where are the nine? Does only this one foreigner return to give glory to God?" Then Jesus said to the man, "Stand up and go, your faith has made you whole"
Every day God blesses us and He answers our prayers. Sometimes we get busy and forget to say Thank You for all that He has done for us. Just like the nine lepers. We should always end our prayer time with God by saying "Thank You". Be like the one leper who came back to Jesus to say Thank You. He was not only healed, but he was made whole.
What does the Bible mean when it says he was made whole?
Leprosy is a disease that eats away a person's skin. In Jesus' day there was no medical cure for this disease. So a leper could have parts of his skin missing, like a finger, hand or foot. The ten lepers were healed of the skin disease but they were probley still missing part of their skin or body parts. But the man who came back to Jesus to say Thank You was made whole, which means if he was missing parts of his body Jesus healed him so that they grew back and he was whole.
We can be made whole by saying "Thank You" because our Spirit feels so wonderful when we Praise God and say Thanks!