Thursday, May 22, 2008

Steven Curtis Chapman

All we can do at a time like this is pray.
From the Tennessean:

Steven Curtis Chapman’s youngest child died Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a car driven by her teenage brother in the driveway of the family’s Williamson County home.

Maria, one of the Christian singer’s six children, was taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt Hospital, which confirmed the death, according to Laura McPherson, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The 5-year-old was hit by an SUV driven by her teenage brother, she said. Police did not give the driver’s name.

The teen was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser down the driveway of the rural home at about 5:30 p.m. and several children were playing in the area, McPherson said. He did not see Maria in the driveway before the vehicle struck her, she said.

“It appears to be a terrible accident,’’ McPherson said.

No charges are expected, she said. The accident was witnessed by two other children; the entire family was home at the time, McPherson said.

Let's lift this family up.

I grew up listening to SCC. I have tons of his songs on my iPod right now. I can hear a number of his songs today and am instantly transported back to the Youth Group days. I can tell you where I was, what I was doing, who I was with, what the place smelled like, etc.... whenever I hear his songs. He was the soundtrack of my teenage years. He has had such a major influence on my life, and still continues to. I want so badly to do something for him. The only thing I know to do is to get on my face before the Father on his behalf. I cannot imagine what the last 24 hours of he and his family's lives have been like. I do know, however, that the God of the Universe has tightened His grip on this family and is weeping with them. The love that the world has for this family will bring them comfort. The love that our God has for this family will bring them through this.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the link--my teenage years were like yours--full of SCC tunes! I met them when I was 16--Emily was 5, Caleb was 2 and Will Franklin was an's been cool to see them all growing up (and Emily going to Baylor). I too will be praying for this family that has been such a blessing to so many--that they will be comforted in their time of grieving.