Originally posted on my Facebook, Tuesday, 11/2

This is from the New York Times review of Steven Curtis Chapman’s new CD, Beauty Will Rise, which was released today:

The most polished of those tracks, “Heaven Is the Face,” has a corollary in Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven,” except that Mr. Clapton, addressing his departed son, imagined what would happen “if I saw you in heaven.” Mr. Chapman, on song after song, removes that conditional “if.”

Can I get a ‘Hallelujah’ here? I have watched with unending interest and sorrow the journey of the Chapmans since their sweet Maria was lost.. and have also watched in awe at how their faith in God has been so evident and powerful ESPECIALLY when they have been spotlighted by secular media. Here is another shining example. The NYT recognizes that sincere Christian faith has no room for IF! (even if the writer doesn’t know that is what he’s saying…)

Maria IS in Heaven.

Let’s all be *that* sure about ourselves & our families…what a call!