Yesterday we learned the 5 things a leper did after he was cured by Jesus:
- He saw Jesus, meaning he recognized who had healed him,
- he returned to Jesus so he could,
- 3) praise Jesus,
- 4) thank Jesus and
- 5) go on to tell others about Jesus' love and mercy.
Martin Luther described this story as what true worship looks like. We return each Sunday to seek Jesus, we sing hymns and use the liturgy to praise him, we pray prayers of thanksgiving, and we leave worship ready to tell others about Jesus' love and mercy. We leave forgiven, healed, and hopeful. Don't be afraid to tell someone you know that you went to church and came out feeling hopeful, healthier and loved. Invite them to come with you, to "return" with you so that they might "see" Jesus too.