Actress and TV hostess Kathie Lee Gifford lost the love of her life, sports commentator Frank Gifford, late last year. It was a devastating blow, and will take years for memories to heal.
Yet in the midst of personal tragedy, Kathie Lee is still expressing her strong personal faith and trust in God. On her Facebook page this week, she posted this Scripture from the Bible:
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
It is one thing to talk about rejoicing when everything is going great. It takes a lot more character to talk about giving thanks when you have lost a loved one. True Christian maturity is thankful even in tough times, because we realize that God is the author of every good gift and we have much to be thankful for even in times of tragedy.
So pray for Kathie Lee as she recovers from losing her beloved husband! And let's all learn to be pray always and to be thankful.