Pray for the family of Steven Curtis Chapman

I want to express my sympathy to Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife and family over the tragic death of their young daughter, Maria Sue Chapman. Maria was one of the close-knit family’s six children.

I have met many talented Christian musicians over the years, but Steven Curtis Chapman stands out as an unusually godly and compassionate man to me.

I remember when we were in Christchurch, New Zealand, a couple of years ago and we had a long lunch together. We talked about a lot of things, but it was evident to Cathe and me that Steven’s passion was not about his career, songs, or anything like that. His passion was adopting Chinese children into Christian homes, and little Maria was one of those he adopted.

There are no words we can say to take away Steven and his wife Mary Beth’s pain in this very difficult hour, but we can turn to the One who touch them as only He can, and bring consolation.

Jesus said, “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.” May He extend His comfort to this family at this time.

Little Maria is in heaven now and thank God she is not only a part of the Chapmans’ past, but also of their future. They will see her again, as all believers will reunited with their loved ones who have died in the Lord.


P.S. Steven has a Web site that tells you more about adoption of children who are in great need overseas. Check it out here.

6 thoughts on “Pray for the family of Steven Curtis Chapman”

  1. Kelley says:

    I had not heard this until now. I am so sad to hear such news. Steven’s video he showed at his concert was what had truly inspired me to at the very least to adopt a child thru World Vision. My heart and prayers to the Chapman family. Strength and Peace to you.

  2. Anne says:

    I’m really glad that you wrote a blog about this because since we found out through the radio late Wednesday night, my heart has been broken but at the same time, I feel God tugging at my heart to adopt a child in a couple of years. Although it is hard, I see his song “Cinderella” in a new way. Maria is cinderella, but her prince came to get her a lot sooner, and it was Jesus.

  3. Michele says:

    Dearest Family,
    I am so saddened by this and i have been praying for all of you. I will continue to pray for all of you !

  4. Sharon says:

    Dearest family
    Every since I heard of this loss my heart is so saddened, but I do know that God has reasons for everything and we may not understand but we will when God allows the answer in his presence. My prayers go out and my heart cries for your loss.
    In God We Trust
    Sharon in Menifee,Ca.

  5. Linda says:

    that is so sad we are praying it broke our hearts we are praying for entire family

  6. Debbie says:

    I heard the news Thursday morning and my heart fell. Been lifting them up ever since.

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