Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pray for Steven Curtis Chapman's Family

Any death is hard. Any tragedy is hard. This one especially tugs at all of your emotions and compassion. I have always been a fan of Steven Curtis Chapman's music, especially when I was a little younger. One of my favorite songs of his is A Miracle of Mercy.

Their family is really hurting right now
with the tragic death of one of their adopted daughters. (I don't mean tragic like tragic as if it caught God by surprise (it didn't), but how we feel about it on this side of heaven. Tragic. Hard.) I do pray that the Scripture-informed songs on this very topic bring comfort to their hearts. Lyric like Grieve with hope or Only God is God.

These sobering reminders are wake-up calls that life is short... so fleeting.
Pray for them and fix your eyes even more firmly upon Christ, your hope and strong comfort in the storms of this life. One day, all the tears of God's children will be wiped away.

Pray for the big brother.


sarahdodson said...

This news really saddened me. I, too, am a big fan. Thank you for the reminder to pray for them.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this post, Jamie. I sat here and watched his video clips on their blog page and wept this morning. I am so glad you had this info. on your blog so that I could see this very real man, Steven Curtis Chapman. My heart is broken for him and I am feverently praying for his hurting son. Oh may God glorify His name in all their pain. How hard. Kelly L.