An Inheritance – Imperishable, Undefiled, and Unfading

Posted On October 05, 2012


Shannon Macfarlane Sproul went home to be with the Lord this Wednesday. She is the fifteen-year-old daughter of faculty member Dr. R.C. Sproul, Jr. We mourn the loss of this beautiful young woman and rejoice that one of God’s children is with her Heavenly Father.

Chris Larson, president of Ligonier Ministries reflects on a moment where he witnessed the special relationship shared between R.C. Jr. and Shannon:

It was beautiful. There a few rows ahead of me during Lord’s Day worship sat a father with his children. As the congregation sang, this father sang over, with, and to one of his daughters who was bound to a wheelchair. The father delighted in this and, from the smile on her face, she knew how much her earthly father loved her. This was one of the most poignant moments I’ve experienced in corporate worship.  Entire blog

Shannon was born with a condition called Lissencephaly, a condition that left her profoundly disabled.  “Joni and Friends” have graciously allowed us to share with you a segment that featured Shannon on what happens when disability really hits home—when God hands you a challenge that tests your convictions in practical, heart wrenching ways.

Please pray for the Sproul family during this season of mourning. Visitation will be this Friday, 5–7 pm at the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home in Sanford with the memorial service at Saint Andrew’s Chapel on Saturday at 10 am. In lieu of flowers you may donate to the Denise Sproul Memorial Scholarship Fund.