Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Curtis Chapman Family

The Bible talks about how when one member of the body hurts, we all hurt. We mourn with those who mourn. We weep with those who weep.

Shane and I can't seem to keep the tears from pouring out this evening. We've just heard the heartbreaking news that Steven and Mary Beth Chapman's daughter, Maria was killed in a tragic car accident today.

She was 5.

Please, please keep these precious saints in your prayers in the coming days.

Steven Curtis Chapman has been used by God in such mighty ways, through his gift of music. He is an amazingly talented singer and songwriter, and an amazing gift to the body of Christ.

He and his wife, Mary Beth, have worked to bring the opportunity of adoption to many people here in the states, themselves having adopted 3 little girls from China.

We have aquaintances who were helped financially by the Chapman's organization, Shaohannahs' Hope, and thus were able to adopt a precious little boy.

Please, keep them in your prayers. They have a lot of pain to work through in the coming months and years, and need to be supported by the prayers of those who know and love the Lord.

Maria leaves behind 3 bigger sisters, Shaohannah and Stevey Joy, both also from China, and Emily. She also leaves her 2 big brothers, Caleb and Will Franklin.

Please, pray for all of them. I can't even begin to imagine the pain they are all going through tonight.

When you lift them up...please, pray that the comfort of our Lord and Savior will pour over them in the coming days.

In Him,


Stephanie said...

We saw that on the news early this morning. I can't even begin to imagine how they are hurting. Thanks for the reminder to pray for the Chapman family and others like them.

Anonymous said...

This is so sad - a parent's worst fear. I pray that they will just feel our love and that their son who accidentally ran over her will have godly people to walk beside him to help him get through his grief and guilt. Oh Jesus, heal them all.