Steven Curtis Chapman, a well-known Christian recording artist, and his family have experienced an unbelievable tragedy. Their five year old daugher, Maria, was accidentally hit by the SUV her brother was driving. She died shortly after.
Maria had been adopted from China, and the Chapmans have an organization that aids families who wish to adopt by off-setting some of the cost. The Chapmans have three biological children, and 3 who were adopted. I went to Baylor with their oldest, Emily Chapman.
I can't imagine how Steven and his wife feel, but especially pray for the brother that accidentally hit Maria. I feel led to pray specifically for his healing emotionally. I literally can't imagine feeling the responsibility for this tragedy. They haven't named which brother it was, so let's just pray for Maria's brother.
I usually don't post sad news, but as members of the Christian family, we need to lift the Chapmans up to the Lord. Join me in prayer for them!
(Steven is holding Maria in this picture.)