If you find yourself among “the nine,” you can become “the one” by writing your memoir. Confused? Read on.…
On his way to Jerusalem, Jesus crossed paths with ten lepers—despised, cut off from society and their loved ones, lonely, suffering, and desperate for healing.
They cried out to Jesus, “Have mercy on us!”
And he did. He healed them.
Then they all took off—we can only imagine their joy!—but one man turned around, fell on his knees, and praised God in profound gratitude for being healed of his leprosy.
No doubt Jesus’ heart was moved by the man’s gratitude, but he couldn’t help but wonder, aloud: “Ten men were healed. Where are the nine others? Where is their thanks?”
Jesus seems hurt, disappointed, maybe even stunned, by their ingratitude.
How many times have you and I failed to thank God for what He has done for us? So often, when we get through something difficult or scary, we just wheeze, “Whew!” and get on with life. Where’s our gratitude?
Could it be that God is crushed when we fail to thank Him? Hurt? Disappointed in our ingratitude? Maybe even stunned?
Don’t be “one of the nine!” Be the one who made an effort to thank and praise God!
This is where writing your memoir comes in! Write your memoir as a book full of falling on your knees in praise and profound gratitude toward God.
Your memoir can include all kinds of interesting, entertaining, even humorous stories about everyday stuff—
falling in love,
health (or poor health),
death of loved ones,
and all of those stories can include gratitude and thanksgiving to God.
So gather up your memories and write your stories!
Humor: Cry, laugh, wait
Humor: “Like a sneak attack”