Wednesday, June 04, 2008

A Prophetic Song

Some of you may know this already, but on May 21st, Steven Curtiss Chapman's daughter was killed in a car accident that occurred in the driveway of their home. The little girl's teenage brother did not see her and hit her. She was one of three girls that the Chapmans adopted from China; in the picture she is the one sitting on Steven's lap. Here is the song that Steven Curtiss Chapman had written for her on her fifth birthday:

Now I have a confession to make. I am one that sometimes snickers at "cheesy" Christian songs and I have to admit that I rolled my eyes when I first heard this song a few months back and thought "Butterfly Kisses part 2." But in light of what happened to this little girl, the song loses its sentimentality and has a message that is actually more than just groundless emotion. The message is that we should be loving, enjoying, and investing in our children in such a way that we will have no regrets. Most of us will not lose our children at age five to car accidents, but we will all lose them to adulthood. It was a great tragedy what happened to the Chapmans; but if their life is reflected in their lyrics, they were able to part with their daughter in peace, knowing they cherished the five precious years she spent with them.
For more information on the accident, click here

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