Thursday, May 22, 2008


Ever since I read last night about the Chapman family, I just can't get my mind to focus on anything else, though I keep trying. Every time I sit at my desk, I see his face on his CD cover, which has been there for months, and I pray for him. His latest CD "This Moment" has been in the CD player in my van for weeks now, and today every time I got in the van (which was a LOT today), I heard each song with a whole new perspective. It is almost chilling the way his words to his latest songs were so ordered by the Lord. His own music is going to carry them through, and at the same time cause such anger in their own hearts as they grieve. But as his lyrics say "the God who heals and rescues and restores" will be their constant.

What struck me most today, and left me continually in tears, was not only his "Cinderella" song, but the very first song on his CD. "Miracle of the Moment". It's about living in the moment, and not looking back, no regrets. I think it's so much like God that the first phrase on this CD is "It's time for letting go of all of our "if only's", cause we don't have a time machine". I have been so convicted today to live in the moment. To cherish every single minute we spend with our loved ones. To realize how quickly they can be taken away. God has every moments of our lives planned, and every hair on our heads are numbered, He is in Control. God is using this man and his music in a very powerful way, and with His mighty plan that we can't understand, his music will be even more so. My prayers are with this family, and most especially the teenage boy, may God use this tragedy to work in mighty ways in his life.

"Miracle of the Moment"

It's time for letting go all of our if only's

Cause we don't have a time machine

And even if we did, Would we really want to use it?

Would we really want to go change everything?

'Cause we are who and where and what we are for now

And this is the only moment we can do anything about

So breathe it in and breathe it out Listen to your heartbeat

There's a wonder in the here and now, It's right there in front of you

And I don't want you to miss the miracle of the moment.

There's only one who knows what's really out there waiting

In all the moments yet to be, And all we need to know

Is He's out there waiting, To Him the future's history

And He has given us a treasure called right now

And this is the only moment that we can do anything about

And if it brings you tears, then taste them as they fall

Let them soften your heart and if it brings you laughter

Then throw your head back And let it go, let it go

You gotta let it go.

Listen to your heartbeat

When a brother or sister in Christ is hurting, we hurt also. We carry their burdens. Our hearts are heavy with them. Kirsten's homeroom class broke into small groups this morning to pray for this family, there were many tears. Hannah's class prayed for them during devotions, her teacher cried, Hannah had never seen her cry. The world is lifting this family in prayer, and this will carry them when they can't carry themselves.

"Cause all too soon, the clock will strike midnight and she'll be gone..."

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Anonymous said...

With all the bad news we got today, none of it caused the anguish this must have caused. God's grace will envelope them, and I pray they rest in it.

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Nana said...

I just got home from a week at the beach. What has happened? I am in the dark about what this is all about.

Nana said...

Just went down on your page and saw what happened. This is so sad. I feel very bad not only for them put for their son who was responsible. They need lots of prayer.