Little Maria Meets Her Prince (from Boundless)

When I first woke up this morning, I heard the tragic news of the accident that happened at the Chapman family home.  The first Steven Curtis Chapman song that came to my mind was “Cinderella.” 
When I was reading a million different news articles about it, this blog post by Ted Slater on Boundless Line beautifully captured everything that was running through my mind! 
Please listen to the song here if you have not heard it before. 

Pray that our sovereign God will give the Chapman family, especially their oldest son Caleb, a special peace that passes all understanding and that He will wrap His loving arms around them and heal their hearts.  I cannot imagine what they are going through.  Our prayers are with you, Steven, Mary Beth, Emily, Tanner, Caleb, Julie, Willy Frank, Shaohannah, and Stevey Joy. 

Little Maria Meets Her Prince
by Ted Slater on May 22, 2008 at 8:58 AM

    Oh I will dance with Cinderella
    I don’t wanna miss even one song,
    Cuz all too soon the clock will strike midnight
    And she’ll be gone

And sometimes, for reasons beyond our understanding, she’s gone before the clock strikes midnight.

Last night, as many of you already know, CCM artist Steven Curtis Chapman’s youngest daughter, Maria Sue, left us. Unexpectedly, the Prince tapped her papa on the shoulder and gently whispered, “May I have this dance?”

I can imagine the joy in Maria’s eyes when she at last met her new Partner, when Jesus took her in His arms and spun her around the Ballroom, and as He shows her around the Castle, her new home.

May Maria’s new dancing partner, the Prince of Peace, bring peace to the broken hearts of those who miss dear little Maria. And may we cherish our dances with the ones we love, while they’re still with us.

The Chapman Family (Maria is in SCC\'s lap)
Beautiful MariaThe Chapman Family
Courtesy of Tucker Photography

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