One of the forefathers of Christian music, Steven Curtis Chapman, has been struck by tragedy. This could happen to any one of us and happens more often than we hear about. Please pray for them, their hearts and their children.
Below is an email I received through KXOJ radio...
Dear KXOJ Friends,
Maria Sue Chapman 2003 - 2008Photo by Mary Beth Chapman
Last night Maria Sue Chapman, adopted and youngest daughter of Mary Beth & Steven Curtis Chapman, was killed in a tragic accident in the family driveway. She was LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital but for only reasons God can explain she went home to Him... not back to Franklin as we all so desperately wanted.
We are all humbled by the incredible outpouring of love and support at this difficult time. I have watched you, the Chapman friends, overwhelm website servers and jam phone lines with your gracious words and heartfelt prayers. The Chapman family is so grateful. Obviously, we cherish your prayers for all in the Chapman family, and we welcome you passing this along to others to pray and encouraging them to sign up for Steven's e-mail list to receive continuing updates.
If you'd like to express your condolences and get a glimpse of this beautiful little girl through a short video clip, click here.
Mail to PO Box 150156 Nashville , TN 37215 .
In lieu of flowers, the Chapmans request any gifts be directed to Shaohannah's Hope, click here.
In closing, as many of you know, the song "Cinderella" was written by Steven to help him (and us all) grab a hold of the special moments with those we love we might otherwise rush by. It was inspired by a bath time that Steven tried to "hurry," Maria and her sister Stevey Joy were not exactly cooperating. : ) Let us all be reminded again today what Steven compels us to with the lyric of this special song.
Maria, we already miss you so much, and we only take comfort in The Hope that assures us we'll see you again soon.
On behalf of the Chapman team and family,
Jim Houser (Manager)
Beth Moore's ministry, http://www.livingproofministries.blogspot.com, is not posting for 3 days to honor Maria and her family. I like that idea and the importance three days have to Christians, therefore I am using their idea and I will not be blogging for three days.
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." matt. 19:14