I don’t cry often during songs. But the first time I heard this beautiful song, since I knew the story behind it, I cried.
Steven Curtis Chapman’s five year-old little girl Maria was tragically killed when her big brother Will accidentally hit her with the car as he was pulling into the driveway. This tender song reveals the painful grief the Chapmans are dealing with, but also the wonderful hope of Heaven.
Steven Curtis Chapman singing to God, “I know Heaven is so much more than I can ever imagine, but right now all it means to me is the chance to be with my little daughter again.”
“Heaven is the sound of her breathing deep,
Lying on my chest, falling fast asleep while I sing.
And Heaven is the weight of her in my arms,
Being there to keep her safe from harm while she dreams….
Oh God, I know, it’s so much more than I can dream.
It’s far beyond anything I can conceive.
So God, You know, I’m trusting You until I see
Heaven in the face of my little girl,
Heaven in the face of my little girl.” – SCC
2 Corinthians 5:1-8
Our Heavenly Dwelling
Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. We live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.