Welcome to the
Klamath Falls Seventh-day Adventist ChurchJoin us every Saturday for Sabbath School at 9:30 am Worship Service - 11:00 am
"A December to Remember"
December 2015 will forever be remembered by our family as a month that was both sad and sweet. Very early in the month, December 4 to be exact, the sweetness arrived, in the form of a little baby boy - Luca James Dayen. Born to our youngest son Jeremy and his dear wife Cynthia, this precious child came into the world weighing a healthy 9 pounds, 14 ounces. This was certainly a happy day!
Just a few days later, Linda and I received the sad news that my Mom had died. We knew for some time that her kidneys had been slowly failing, so the news was not a total shock. However, anytime we get a call like that, no matter how long we have been anticipating it, the finality of that news is still difficult to absorb.
On December 21, we had a memorial service for Mom at the Salina Seventh- day Adventist Church, in Kansas. Memories were shared, Scripture verses were read and songs were sung, all for the purpose of seeking comfort in God and one another. My sisters Bonnie and Kathy and their families joined us as we shared tears and laughs and hugs.
Only four days later, on Christmas Day, we gathered together at the home of our youngest son and his family, to experience more fellowship with people that we love - Jeremy, Cynthia, little Amelia (almost 2 1/2 years old) and really little Luca (still in his first month) - along with many other friends and loved ones.
No one knows the exact date when Jesus was born. But we do know that He was born, just over 2,000 years ago, in Bethlehem, "the city of David". And on Christmas Day, when families all over the world joined together to celebrate, many of us took time to remember that this little baby, born in a manger, became the greatest source of hope that this world has ever known, or ever will know.
I am not downhearted over the death of my dear mother, Patricia Jean Dayen, because I know that she was a believer! She loved Jesus - the baby, the man, the miracle worker, the preacher, Her Savior and Her Lord. She died believing in the promise of the second coming of Christ and the hope of the resurrection of all who find their hope in Jesus.
I pray that all of you - family, friends and some of you that I have never even met - find your hope and peace in Him. "For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." - Isaiah 9:6.