Jamie loves living for Jesus and has a heart of worship. She has been a worship leader for over fifteen years. It was such a blessing to serve with Jamie (on right) and her sister Charity (middle) on the worship team for Women’s Retreat several years ago. Jamie is 35 years old, married and is a busy mama with 3 boys under 3! She has discipled girls for years and is currently leading a Family Fellowship at church with her husband.
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It is amazing how much you pay attention when you are little. As a third grader, I remember walking in line with my class, headed to our room after
lunch. I heard a little girl crying. I looked over and sitting in a
chair was my little sister. Without a care for the “class rules” I ran
out of line and went to ask her why she was crying. It turned out my
teacher had made a mistake and blamed my sister for something that another child did. Now she was in trouble.
“It’s okay sis,” I told her, “just
wait until Dad finds out, He will believe you.”
That night my dad
discussed what happened with my sister. He told her the Christian school
required that she get a spanking.
My sister asked, “Is it going to hurt?”
“Did you do anything wrong?” My dad inquired.
“No,” she replied.
it’s not going to hurt.” My dad smiled. It was going to be okay.
I will never forget the scene. My whole class gathered around the door watching my six-foot-four dad pace in the
hallway. I looked up with pride…Dad was here. Dad was going to
make everything okay. And He did. He pointed out the miscommunication.
A little while later my third grade teacher pulled me aside, and in front of the whole class with tears
streaming down her face, she put her hands over her eyes and said, “I was
blind Jamie, but now I see. I asked your sister to forgive me, will you forgive me?” I cried and we hugged.
Was there ever a doubt that my Dad would come through for my sister?
No. Why? My dad had built trust, he had proven to us numerous times that
he would protect us. As a third grader that’s all I needed.
Has the Lord not proven Himself? Has He not shown Himself as the great
Creator, Father, Provider, Protector, Healer, Savior? Is He not
merciful, gracious, loving, kind, mighty, sovereign, gentle?
do not lose heart! Your circumstances may seem discouraging, but your
Savior loves you, and His track record is perfect. Trust, believe…He’s got this!
Entrusted to His Care,