May 22, 2008

Pray for the Steven Curtis Chapman family

Words cannot express the heartache I feel for this dear family...please lift them up before God's throne of grace!  ~ Father, I pray that Your love would surround the Chapmans in this time of tragedy.  May your strength sustain them and may your grace uphold them.  Would your comfort be so real to them and would the cling to You as the only One who is able to bring them through this time.  We don't understand the whys of it all, but we can trust in You the lover of our souls...You are good and love little Maria more than anyone.  We know that she is sitting in your lap right now...amen.  ~

Maria, sitting on Steven's lap

From the website of Steven Curtis Chapman:
MARIA SUE CHAPMAN, DAUGHTER OF STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, DIES IN ACCIDENT AT FAMILY HOME

NASHVILLE, TN...5/21/08... At approximately 5pm on the afternoon of Wednesday May 21st, Maria Sue Chapman, 5 years old and the youngest daughter to Steven and Mary Beth Chapman was struck in the driveway of the Chapman home in Franklin, TN. Maria was rushed to Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in Nashville, transported by LifeFlight, but died of her injuries there. Maria is one of the close knit family’s six children and one of their three adopted daughters.

More than five years ago, Chapman and his wife MaryBeth founded The Shaohannah’s Hope Ministry after bringing their first adopted daughter, Shaohannah, home from China. The ministry’s goal is to help families reduce the financial barrier of adoption, and has provided grants to over 1700 families wishing to adopt orphans from around the world. Chapman is a five-time GRAMMY ® winner and 54-time Dove Award winning artist who has sold over 10 million albums and garnered 44 No. 1 singles.



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8 comments:

The Gang's All Here! said...

Heartbreaking. There are no adequate words. Makes me so glad for the groanings and utterings of the Spirit within us - that's the only way I can pray right now without totally losing it!

littlerad said...

My prayers are going up...
Connie
GBU

Wendi said...

I heard about this yesterday and my heart truly aches within me. Offering many prayers on there behalf.
Thank you for your kind words on my blog! I'm thrilled to have been featured on 5 minutes for mom's. What an honor! :)
You have a lovely blog!

Melissa said...

What an incredible loss. It's been on my mind since I heard. Truly heartbreaking.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

It is such a heartbreaking tragedy. My heart literally broke to imagine their pain...

Melissa

Sheri said...

Breaks my heart into pieces.

Frankenstein said...

God bless! 5 steps from Grief to Grace is my advice to the Chapmans, and you – you may read here my new essay on the subject: http://frankahilario.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

This is the saddest story. Absolutely heartbreaking. I prayed for their family as soon as I heard.

 
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