Faith & Family - Cullman, Alabama Spring 2020 - Page 19

thrive. One particular Bible verse lighted his path from injury to recovery: Romans 8:28, which reads, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who have been called according to his purpose.” To Frank, the verse means “when we really believe and trust in God for everything, we believe and know that whatever happens will work out well.” Frank is a humble man, one who understands that tragedy befalls many people, not just him or his wife, who was also seriously injured. “There are many people who have gone through tragedies,” he said. “My wife and I are not special; God loves us all the same. When he uses you to demonstrate his love, you have a special assignment. You take what God allows to happen and use it to help others understand he is a loving God.” Many people might lament if such a fate befell them, but Frank can only see the good that happened because of it. “There have been so many positive things come out since this happened to us,” he said. “Our friends and our support system have been wonderful. Our son has grown spiritually. We prayed for him, and he is getting to the point where he understands.” Friends Frank focuses on the good that has come from the bad. “We have some awesome friends who have been so supportive and loving,” he said. “It brings tears to my eyes what they’ve done for us and still do for us.” He said one friend drove him to doctor appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays. When Frank learned to drive himself, his friend would still come along for the ride. Frank Travis performs a skit about the history of African Americans in Athens and Limestone County. April 2020 | Faith & Family 19