When you think of these people in the Bible what do you think of?
Jonah – Whales? Running from God? Pompous? Bitter?
Mary the mother of Jesus – Virgin birth? Young? Angels?
King Nebuchadnezzar – A golden statue? Babylon? Insanity?
The Apostle Paul – Changed life? Suffering? Missionary journeys?
King David – Goliath? Adultery? Shepherd boy whose heart was after God’s?
These are five distinctive individuals that faced very different circumstances but a closer view of each of them finds one unique similarity – Thankfulness. Not always and not in every circumstance (as encouraged in 1 Thess. 5:16-18) but each in their own time and own unique way displayed a grateful heart.