Tears came at this announcement from Ligonier this afternoon, though I have never met her or her dad or grandfather.
This beautiful young woman died yesterday. Shannon Macfarlane Sproul, daughter of Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. and granddaughter of Dr. R.C. Sproul, was fifteen years old. She was born with a condition called Lissencephaly, a condition that left her profoundly disabled. She was a blessing to all who knew her. In fact, a few years ago, Joni Eareckson Tada produced a short TV program that showed how Shannon and her family handled disability in light of the sovereignty of God. Shannon now has not only the memory of her earthly father singing over her, but in a way that we cannot fathom, has the joy of having her Heavenly Father sing over her (Zeph. 3:17).
She and her father have helped me, and I’m guessing quite a few others.
Frankly, I cannot imagine her daddy’s pain right now. But I know God knows his pain, and loves him, and will help him.
Please pray for the family.