“As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between
Galilee and Samaria. As he entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a
distance, crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” He looked at
them and said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went,
they were cleansed of their leprosy.”

HE told them to go and this was more about trusting and having faith for the healing.

At this time, lepers were known as outcasts to society where people saw
them as unclean. They were normally put into isolation. This was a harsh
life a person with leprosy lived!

HE told them to go and this was more about trusting and having faith for the healing.

Later, one of the men saw the miracle of Jesus healing him and had a response to run back and he was yelling "Praise the Lord!"

“Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Has no
one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And Jesus said
to the man, “Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you.””

Why didn't they come back? Maybe they didn't see the healing
immediately and went another way. Maybe people started to define them
cause of how they looked and the words that people used to define them
became more important to them.

Our perspective becomes corrupted with what people say about us, then eventually we can't even see ourselves how Jesus sees us.

You are loved.

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans
for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those
days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly,
you will find me.”

Discussion Questions 

How many lepers came back to thank Jesus?

Why do you think only one returned?