Tuesday, May 27, 2008

God Bless the Chapmans

I know that most of your already know about the death of this little girl. Maria Sue Chapman was the 5 year old daughter of Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman. Their adoption devotional was one of the things that I depended on during our adoption. Maria Sue was accidentally hit by a car driven by her 17 year old brother. I spent the weekend at work, but I was so sorrowful for this family and this little girl. My heart absolutely aches for that 17 year old brother, and while I know that we have the promise of heaven, the thought of burying my 5 year old (or any of them) and not seeing her shining face every single day is an unbearable burden. Please pray for this family. Pray for peace for that 17 year old brother. I know that there are children dying all over the world, and I questioned myself why the death of this little girl has affected me so much. I think it's because this family is a lot like ours. I have played this scenario out in my mind. I have worried about this. While I can't imagine my child dying in a war or from starvation, I can imagine my child dying in this way, and I guess that is why I am so upset about this. God gives us these children to raise for Him, even if for a short while. God Bless the Chapmans.


Jim & Laurel said...

I, too, have been deeply burdened for the Chapman's this week. My 17 year old son is just about to get his license ... and I have a 6 year old daughter just arrived from Africa. The similarities are too striking ... too close for comfort ... yes, it could be any of us ...

Unlike you, however ... I CAN imagine the thought of losing my son to war. But, Praise the Lord ... our 23 year old son just returned home this week after 14 months in Baghdad (his 2nd deployment). We are rejoicing that we did NOT have to bury our son, but the possibility was VERY real.

Each of these situations reminds us to thank the Lord for each and every day that we have with each and every one of our children. They are precious blessings!

mama of 13

Mendy Twigg said...

I am with you, Gina. It has made me sick thinking about what this family must be going through.