"We can cry with hope
We can say goodbye with hope
cause we know our goodbye is not the end, no
and we can grieve with hope
cause we believe with hope
There's a place, by God's grace
There's a place where we'll see your face again
We'll see your face again."
God did not promise us a life without pain but he did promise to never leave us or forsake us. He loves us and grieves along with his children. His heart breaks to see us being affected by the sin in this world. We live in a broken world and it will not be without pain until we are with our Lord in Eternity!
" Father in heaven, we lift up the Curtis family during this terrible tragedy. We know that you knew the number of days Maria would be on this earth and she lived 100% of her life, but it is hard for us to understand why things like this happen. We know that you are weeping with them and you will hold them during this time. Please help them to feel our prayers and to know that they will live again. We especially want to pray for the brother who was driving the car, he must be in inconceivable pain right now. Please whisper in his ear and let him know that he is forgiven and help him to be able to one day remember Maria without the guilt of what happened. They all have a long road ahead of them and we just pray that they will look to you for strength. We pray all of these things in our precious Lord and Saviour's name Jesus Christ. Amen"
Steven Curtis Chapman's website is www.stevencurtischapman.com