Many of you know Kathie Lee Gifford, a co-host of the TODAY show. Kathie Lee was married to Frank Gifford. For those of you who don’t know who Frank Gifford was, he was an accomplished football player and announcer for many years. He was inducted into multiple halls of fame for his accomplishments in and around football. Kathie Lee and Frank were married in 1986 when both were working on Good Morning America. Their lives weren’t perfect by any means; many scandals plagued their relationship. However, they stayed together despite all of it.
Frank passed away last week at the age of 84 in his Sunday best, right before church. Kathie Lee and Frank were both devout Christians, though mostly lived privately. They were outspoken about what they believed in, and according to this powerful testimony below (see video clip), truly practiced what they believed in.
Kathie Lee returned to her post on the TODAY show yesterday after a week off to attend to her husband’s funeral and to grieve. Upon returning, she shared this eight-minute touching tribute to who Frank was, and what and WHO he lived for. This is why we are sharing this video.
Some of her quotes really spoke to us, and we hope you can take something away from them.
“He strayed from his faith on occasion, but his faith never left him,” she said. “His world got smaller as his God got bigger and he’d want you to know that, that he died in complete peace. He knew every sin he committed was forgiven.”
She also shared a story about David and Goliath, and how the story isn’t how David slayed Goliath. It was how David trusted in a living God. She went on to talk about how that stone represented our gifts from God. She said that Frank gave their daughter a stone on her graduation and asked, “Where are you going to throw your stone for the living God?”
We must say that watching this on a TV show, featured in a prominent hour of the day where millions could hear it, just speaks volumes for the faith Kathie Lee and Frank lived out.
Join us in praying for the Gifford family as they grieve the loss of a husband, a father and a friend to many.