STEVE GREEN'S BLOG
Choosing to See. It’s the name of a new book from Mary Beth Chapman. But it’s so much more. It’s an amazing story from the life of Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman. And I’m excited to report that it has risen all the way to number 21 on the New York Times Bestseller List! I’ve been reading the book and find it absolutely amazing. I also realize that not everybody knows the Chapman story. If you somehow missed it, here it is: On May 21, 2008, while Steven was working, Mary Beth was in the kitchen and the kids were playing in the yard. Their young daughter Maria saw their teenage son Will pulling into the driveway. As she ran toward him, he didn’t see her, and the unthinkable happened. His vehicle hit her and her life ended that day as a result. It’s unthinkable, unimaginable, and unbearable that one of your children could be responsible for the death of one of your other children. How could this happen? But there are bigger questions….How has Steven stayed on the road, singing and proclaiming God’s love to thousands a night? How has Mary Beth gone on the road with him to share her story from stage? How did she find it possible to write a book about it all? The answer? GOD’S GRACE. In a most amazing way, God has covered the Chapmans in an immeasurable amount of His grace since that awful day in May of 2008. Now, I have to confess, I missed the whole Chapman drama in May of 2008, because I had my own drama going on at that time. I had just lost a job and thought my world was coming to an end. My drama seems pretty trivial now, compared to what they were going through. But reading this book has helped me to realize something very important. Through it all, God has bestowed the same Grace on me and my family as he has the Chapmans. My point in this? For you, whatever you are facing today, God’s Grace is enough. The Chapmans and the Greens both chose to See. To believe that God would bring them through. And He has. He always does. And He always will. Whatever you face in your life today…no matter how small or how huge…God’s Grace is enough. Don’t let go. No matter what. Victory is on the way! And get a copy of her book. It will help you, Choose to See!