I want to take a break from our discussion to let everyone know about a tragic accident that happened in the last day to a very Godly man and his family.
The 5-year-old daughter of Grammy-winning Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman was struck and killed Wednesday by a sport utility vehicle driven by her brother, authorities said.
The girl, Maria Sue, was hit in the driveway of the family’s home Wednesday afternoon by a Toyota Land Cruiser driven by her teenage brother, said Laura McPherson, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The brother, whose name and exact age weren’t available, apparently did not see the girl, McPherson said. No charges are expected.
“It looks like a tragic accident,” she said.
Several family members witnessed the accident, which happened in Williamson County just south of Nashville. The girl died later at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, hospital spokeswoman Laurie Holloway said.
In a statement, Velvet Kelm, a publicist for Chapman, said Maria was the Chapmans’ youngest daughter.
Let’s be praying for Chapman and his family, and especially for the teenage son who was driving the SUV. This is one of those senseless tragedies that rocks you to the core, especially if you are a parent of small children.
And, I’m sorry that I have to write this – but this story was not put on the blog as a discussion instigator. It is a request for prayer, no matter what side of the fence you are on in our arguments. I must insist that nobody use this story as a tool for promoting a particular doctrinal stance.
It’s a request for prayer only.