Friday, September 11, 2009

Heaven is the Face

Steven Curtis Chapman is one of Christian music's most well known artists. However the past 15 months his family has been living in a personal hell that I wouldn't even wish on my worst enemy. On May 21, 2008 his 5 year old daughter was killed in a tragic accident. The loss of a child is so painful and so private that I cannot even imagine being thrusted into the public limelight while I was trying to figure out how to get out of bed each day.

SCCs upcoming album is set to be released in November. This week his first song from that album was dropped. It is a song that speaks so deeply from the soul. The Chapman family are real people. People who do not hide behind their faith to make the world around them think that everything is okay. Instead they are people who use that faith to get through each day and share their emotions on their sleeve.

Such an amazing song, and I can't wait to see what the rest of his album is like. Make sure you have plenty of tissues nearby. You will need them.

SCC talks about writing this song. I know his little girl is proud of her daddy from up above.


red527 said...

This is just what I needed today to put things into perspective for me! Thanks for posting this.

Terri said...

oh this story just kills me. I hope and pray that their family is good because not only do they have to deal with the loss of their girl but the guilt that their older son must have felt afterwards. My heart breaks. I will definitely check it out, it's stories and songs like this that make us able to go on. I think the same thing whenever we sing "It is well" at church, that too is an amazing story behind that song.