Jessica Lynn Mayer2020-01-26T22:12:41-07:00


“Blessed One”

Jessica Lynn Mayer was sweet, silly, helpful, diligent, caring and pure. She would go out of her way to make that one person feel wanted and was the same person whoever she was with. Truly a person of integrity.  Jessica’s big smile and silly giggle announced and echoed her presence.

Jessica was a seventh-grader at St. Anthony Middle School and was twelve-years-old. She was on the honor roll and spent much of her time playing soccer, basketball, and dog-sitting. She shared our family’s love for music as a clarinet player and a singer. Jess had a great imagination, so as a result, she was never bored! She loved being with her friends but also enjoyed being at home with family. Being the youngest, she adored her older siblings and would love spending time with all three of them.

You would often find Jessica visiting the neighbors dogs, playing dress-up with her sisters or friends, and jumpig on the tramp in the back yard.


When Jessica was in Sunday School at 5 years old, she was learning words to describe God. One that quickly became her favorite was IncomprehensibleShe would spell it out in her sweet, high voice as she explained what it meant: “God is more than we can fully comprehend.” Then she would proudly recite the Scripture in Romans 11:34:   “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” 

After that little Bible lesson, Joe and I would look at each other and say, “Incomprehensible!”, when situations arose that made no sense. That became our buzzword to trust God.

As God’s children we surely don’t have all the answers on this side of heaven – but, we do have a God who reveals Himself, showing His glory through and in our lives as we experience His love and mercy to us.

His love & mercy for us are Incomprehensible and yet, He chooses to have a relationship with us to demonstrate His love in our lives as we enjoy our child/Father relationship with Him. John Piper states, “God is most glorified when we are most satisfied with Him.”

(Go to blog Incomprehensible to read more)


When Jessica Lynn Mayer was 5 years old she put this little book together with Debbie. It’s about ‘family’, but concentrates on “Daddy”, displaying pictures of things she loved about Daddy. It reads…

“I love to cuddle with my Daddy.” “I love to lay by my Daddy.” “I love to be on my Daddy’s shoulders.” “I like to be strong like my Daddy.” “I like to golf with my Daddy.” (We were mini-golfing ~ the only kind I know how to do!) “I love it when my Daddy pulls me on a sled.” “I love my Daddy, and he loves me!”

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1). What a picture of the kind of relationship God desires for all of His children and Himself. Just as Jessica trusted her Daddy, when we know God as our loving Daddy, we can trust His love even when we don’t understand what He allows.

(Go to blog My Daddy Loves Me to read more.)

A Pictures Worth 1,000 Words

See pictures, painting and other artwork of Jessica’s from times throughout her life. 

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When a small child falls down, they need comfort from Mommy or Daddy. A smile or an affirming word of assurance lets them know it will be alright.  That’s what God does for me. I