I'm sure many of you have followed or at least remember hearing about the Steven Curtis Chapman family tragedy back in May. They lost their 5 year old daughter in a tragic accident in their family driveway when their 17 year old son accidentally ran her over. They did their first public interview this week on Good Morning America. I watched it yesterday on my DVR and was just so heartbroken for the pain they are going through. They were on Larry King Live last night, which I DVRd, but haven't seen yet. I am so thankful for their faith and their love for each other, but the immense pain that they still deal with and grieve with is just truly unbelievable.
As I was running this morning, I was overwhelmed and burdened to pray for their son, Will Franklin. The pain and scars that he wears is something I can't even comprehend. I was so burdened to pray especially for him and lift him up. Such a tragedy for a young man to bear. Praying that Satan would NOT gain any foothold in his young life. Praying that God's purpose in his life specifically would be fulfilled and that his passion for Christ and faith in Him would only be made stronger through this.
A song came on the IPOD that David had recorded for our Kinetic band to do this fall. It's called Lift High by a group called Fee. The lyrics sort of smacked me in my face and were so powerful:
Broken people call His name
Helpless children praise the King
Nothing brings Him greater fame
When broken people call His name
Lift high, your chains undone
All rise, exalt the Son
Jesus Christ, the Holy One
We lift our eyes to You
The Chapmans all spoke of the faith they have that is getting them through this tragedy. About grieving with a hope...that they know they will see Maria again. Still, the pain is still so fresh and truly they are still broken people. And so my prayer is that these broken people will continue to call on His name so that He will be exalted and glorified somehow in this tragedy.