I just wanted to ask everyone to pray for two families who are going through something very hard and unexplainable. One of the families goes to our church and the other family is the Steven Curtis Chapman family (he's a contemporary christian artist). These families both had little girls who were tragically taken from them.
The Grace family's little girl was only one. They (the mother, three children and dog) were all outside when the meter reader was there. Before he left, the mom gathered up all the kids and the dog and told the guy to go ahead and leave. But the little one year old, Avery, ran infront of the truck and was run over. Please pray for the siblings who witnessed their sister die, for the mom and father, and for the man driving the truck (it was his second day on the job).
Then the Steven Curtis Chapman family were outside as well, when their youngest daughter, Maria who was only 5, was struck by a car coming into their driveway. She was rushed to the hospital but went home to be with Jesus. http://www.stevencurtischapman.com/
I don't understand why these kind of things happen. It seems so preventable! I'm asking why this happened even when I don't personally know either family and I'm sure they are as well. To lose someone so young and so innocent just doesn't make sense to us. I feel so bad for these families and it seems to weird that it same thing would happen to them both so close together. I don't know why it happened but what I do know is that God is still God, He still loves us, and He's still in control.
So please remember to keep them in your prayers and lift them up to the throne of God who is the only one who can give them true peace even in their sorrow and grief.