Bits And Pieces
From my email box (thank you!):
2009-11-04 11:54 AM
Hey there Uncle Dave! I thought of you and your family when I read this today.
My prayers are with you and your family so often throughout my day.
May God bring you peace,
You Are Not An Orphan
JOHN 14:18 NIV: "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."
You are not facing life all alone -- no matter how you feel.
Jesus is with you. He promised to never forsake you.
Our enemy loves to make us think we have no help, that God does not care, and we have no hope. But the devil is a liar.
"But why does God allow things to look so bleak? Why doesn't He help me sooner?"
God desires faith and trust from us. Without testing times we would have no opportunity to show our faith. Without obstacles
we would have nothing to overcome.
We must always remember that God is raising a family, preparing us for eternity with Him. It can be a great error to judge
everything by "the bottom line" today.
We must trust our Father God, because only He really knows what
the "true bottom line" is. And we can trust Him, because He is
good and trustworthy.
PRAY THIS: "Thank you Father God that I am not facing life all
alone -- as an orphan. You are my Father and are taking good
care of me. I trust You -- for time and eternity."
2009-11-05 7:57 AM
Here is the article that made me think of you and your family, Dave. Marilyn
Steven Curtis Chapman opens up about losing his daughter, their family's arduous journey,
and a new album of songs chronicling the path of pain and hope.
Read entire Interview by Mark Moring
It's been a year and a half since Steven Curtis Chapman lost his youngest daughter,
5-year-old Maria Sue, to a tragic accident at the family's Tennessee home.
Maria's death rocked her father's world, causing Steven and his wife, Mary Beth,
to question God and their faith, while also clinging to the hope of things to come.
The grieving process brought Steven, like King David, to his knees, simultaneously shouting at God while also desperately
grasping for hope. Chapman journaled the journey, which he likens to penning his own Psalms - and not surprisingly,
many of them turned into songs, and now his first album since Maria's passing, Beauty Will Rise...