If you are struggling with depression or know of someone who is, please read this tender yet honest sermon from Chris Erdman about the death of his friend and Pastor Jamie Evans. I knew Jamie as a child as his parents were and still are dear friends of my parents. His father, Louis Evans Jr., now deceased, was also my pastor at National Presbyterian Church in Washington D.C., the one who taught me to have a love for God that is still strong within me.
I have nothing but fond memories of Jamie as he would often pick my brother and I up to attend youth functions at our church. He was always so full of energy and life, so much fun to be around. In fact, my first motorcycle ride, much to the dismay of my parents, was on the back of his bike.
This wonderfully written sermon is a testimony to Jamie’s life and struggles with ADHD, dyslexia and depression. It reminds us of the importance of treating mental illness and not pretending everything is OK when it is not. It is well worth your time to read.