As a father of six, I have a very long list of amazing experiences related to my kids. But as a father who had either fostered and adopted, there are some experiences that seem to come more out of the blue. As I raise my kids from birth, I teach and train them and so when they grasp a concept after lots of training, it’s exciting but not surprising. However, we you have a young toddler in your house for only a few weeks, you can be surprised at what they pick up.

The other day was one of those days. This young toddler daughter wanted to get down from her high chair. She sweetly and softly said, “help me Daddy”. How could I delay. I helped her down from her chair and then she followed it up with, “thank you Daddy”. So simple, so sweet and so touching.

This story came to mind today as I read Luke 17. Ten lepers asked Him for help and cleansed them all, but only one came back to thank Him. “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? And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”” (Luke 17:17-19)

It meant a lot to Jesus that the one receiving help from Christ, actually took time to Thank Him. How often do we ask God for help and forget to acknowledge Him in response? We should always give thanks where thanks are due, and we should always remember where those thanks are due.

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One thought on “Thank you Daddy

  1. I love the example of the Samaritan thanking Jesus. A Samaritan!! More impressive is your daughter recognizing your help.

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