Thursday, May 22, 2008

In Memory of Maria

My heart aches right now. Although I do not know him, I feel like I do... As most people know, yesterday Steven Curtis Chapman's youngest daughter, Maria (adopted from China), went to be with Jesus after a tragic accident, while playing in the driveway at her house. Unfortunately, the driver of the car, was Maria's brother... a complete accident as he did not see her playing. I have no words to describe how saddened I am by this news. SCC and his family have done so much for advocating for orphans. They have a sincere love for children and orphans and they do not deserve this grief. However, God had other plans and sweet Maria Sue went to be with Him yesterday evening, around 5. There is no doubt in my mind that this 5 year old girl is dancing with Jesus, but that doesn't make it any easier for the Chapman family to cope with this. I have no other words to say, just pray. They need all your prayers right now. Especially their son who I'm sure is going through so much guilt and pain. I cannot imagine. I simply don't even have words. Please keep this family in your prayers... they need them. The Chapmans have set up in blog in memory of Maria, which you can see here.

I end with these lyrics from Steven Curtis Chapman's song, With Hope:
This is not at all how
We thought it was supposed to be
We had so many plans for you
We had so many dreams
And now you've gone away
And left us with the memories of your smile
And nothing we can say
And nothing we can do
Can take away the pain
The pain of losing you, but ...


Elise said...

I am also so saddened by this tragic news. I pray for comfort and peace for them all.

Anonymous said...

My heart is broken, too. I can't even IMAGINE what their son is going through. I am so, so sad for the Chapman family. The song you posted is perfect, I love that song. There aren't really any words that can sum this up. The only comfort that I see in this is that precious Maria is with Jesus.


Lexie said...

I have been so sadden by this. It is all just so awful.

Dear Lord,

I pray that tonight you comfort the Chapmans and allow them to have peace that only can come from the Almighty God. I pray especially for their son, Father please wrap your arms around him in this extremely painful time. May this tragedy lead others to the love of Christ.