What is a leper Cloë?
Well Tallulah, a leper is someone who has leprosy. Leprosy is a terribly disease that was quite common during Jesus' time. It caused sores on the skin that were so bad that the skin became permanently damaged. Sometimes the toes and fingers became so disfigured that people thought they had fallen off. Unfortunately leprosy still exists today in places where people are very, very poor.
That sounds terrible Cloë. But now I better understand why those 10 people so badly wanted to see Jesus. They really hoped he could help them.
(If you can't view this video here is the YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVBZHz8oRp0)
Wow, that is an amazing miracle Cloë! But why did only one of the lepers go back to thank Jesus, didn't He cure them all?
Yes Tallulah all 10 were healed. Sometimes though, when things are suddenly going really well, in our excitement we forget to thank God. I think that is today's lesson, to never forget to always be thankful to God for everything that He gives us and for all the times He helps us.
Click here to download the Gospel Story and try to fill in the missing words.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, what do you thank God for?
We will tell you our list tomorrow. Woof!
Cloë and Tallulah
P.S. Parents to learn more about leprosy and what you can do about it click here.