Eric Owens writes: “It is with great sadness that I inform you that RC’s daughter Shannon died last night. The family would cherish your prayers for them during this difficult time. We, however, rejoice that she, like her mother Denise, is now fully and forever healed.”
R.C. has been an example of faithfulness to me in these last twelve months. Please pray for this dear brother in this time of grief. I am reminded of the words of C.S. Lewis who reminded us that God is not unaware of our grief:
“God has not been trying an experiment on my faith or love in order to find out their quality. He knew it already. It was I who didn’t. In this trial He makes us occupy the dock, the witness box, and the bench all at once. He always knew that my temple was a house of cards. His only way of making me realize the fact was to knock it down.”
I am constantly reminded of the many illustrations R.C. used about his daughter and how after hearing it how convinced I became that the Lord’s Table is a place for “such as these.” May God grant the Sproul’s an extra dose of grace and comfort and may the Spirit hover over them with care.