Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #9: Life Is Precious, Life is Fragile

Here I sit, not having started this list, not starting much of anything yet today. I am so ashamed that I can't discipline myself to even get up and go PAINT for crying out loud. And then I see this headline in my surfing stupor and I am shocked wide awake: "Steven Curtis Chapman's Daughter Killed in SUV Accident."

So in lieu of any silly list I might come up with today, I invite you to go and read what the Chapman family's day was like yesterday and get down on your knees and thank God that you're here and that you still have time to get around to doing what you would like to do with your life, and I'll do the same.

The video on Maria's page is also very sweet. What a lovely snapshot of a family that lives life to the fullest, all the way down to the youngest member of that family.

May you all have a blessed day of gratefulness. Perhaps you can make a list of 13 things you are grateful for today and meditate on it. I'll be doing that. It's the least I can do.

My condolences to the Chapman family. Steven's music and example were always an inspiration to me when I was paying attention. Thank you and may God bless you and keep you through this time of trouble and make your hearts glad again one day soon.


Camellia said...

Some things are unspeakable. At those times we have to be still enough for all that is to embrace us.

Phyl said...

I, too, am praying for the Chapmans. God never promised it would be easy, only that He would carry us through. It is my prayer that the family draw near to Him and pull on His strength to get passed these next few days...and the years to come.

Anonymous said...

Well, I don't pray, as you know. But I feel deeply for the family. There is simply nothing fair or good about a young person dying. :(

Kristen's Raw said...

Being grateful is so important.