Her Fragrance

I have a small gold-trimmed tray with a mirror bottom on my side of the master bathroom counter adorned with several bottles of my favorite perfumes.  On those special occasions, I select one to complete the look before walking out the door.  I have discovered that one little squirt goes a long way!  An invisible trail of fragrance will follow my footsteps that day.

If I should drop that beautiful bottle on the floor and it breaks open, the fragrance will saturate my entire home.  When my family and guests open the front door, they will immediately encounter the delicate scent, and it will linger many days.

“Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume” (John 12:3).

I love reading Jamie’s Bible and her numerous hand-written notes that emboss the margins.  This note dated 11/20/97 sits close to Romans 9:19-21:  “The fragrance can’t go out until the vessel is broken.”

Jamie was a vessel in God’s hands delivering tiny squirts of His love and blessing in Northern Asia and leaving behind her a narrow trail of His aroma.  This delicate and beautiful vessel named Jamie was broken on November 17, 2012 when God took her home to heaven.  The fragrance of her life still lingers and is spreading far and wide.

“Mom, God’s Got This” is the story of Jamie’s life.  I have obeyed the Lord and written the book.  It now goes to marketing and production, and the release date will soon be set.  The fragrance of her life will continue to saturate the world for many years to come, and her life will forever point people to Jesus Christ!

“Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds (John 12:24).