The True Meaning of Christmas

The True Meaning of Christmas

As we get caught up in the rush and bustle of This Festive Time, it is easy to forget The True Meaning of Christmas. There are those who are actively working to have the words “Happy Christmas” removed and substituted with terms such as “Happy Holiday” There will be much eating and drinking  and giving and receiving of gifts. Families will be getting together for the one and only time in the year. For others it will be a time of loneliness. The True Meaning of Christmas is the celebration of the greatest gift of all time – God’s gift of His only Son, Jesus. He was born to a teenager in a Middle Eastern stable. He walked as a man, giving us a perfect image of  the Living God. He died on a Roman cross, the most humiliating and agonizing  form of death, to pay the price for our  sins. He rose again, so that one day we could experience eternal life and live with Him. His motive: ” For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, That whosoever believed in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 )

One Solitary Life

” He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in still another village, where he worked in a carpenter  shop until he was thirty. Then for three years he was an itinerant preacher. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family or owned a house. He didn’t go to college. He never visited a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place where he was born. He did none of the things one usually associates with greatness. He had no credentials but himself. He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. He was turned over to his enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. While he was dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing, the only property he had on earth. When he was dead, he was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend. Twenty centuries have come and gone, and today he is the central figure of the human race and the leader of mankind’s progress. All the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man on this earth as much as that One Solitary Life “. Dr James A. Francis (1864-1928 )

333816: Why the Nativity? 25 Compelling Reasons We Celebrate the Birth of Jesus Why the Nativity? 25 Compelling Reasons We Celebrate the Birth of JesusBy David Jeremiah / Tyndale HouseIn Why the Nativity? 25 Compelling Reasons We Celebrate the Birth of Jesus, author David Jeremiah addresses the top 25 questions frequently asked about the birth of Jesus. He discusses how Jesus’ birth changed both world history and the lives of countless people. Read this book and this year when your friends and neighbors ask, “What’s all the hoopla about Christmas?,” you’ll be ready. Includes discussion questions. Paperback.


At this Christmas time would you remember those less fortunate than yourselves and  consider giving to my favourite Charity

You can give from anywhere in the world by clicking on this link, Samaritan’s Purse .

I pray that You and your Family will encounter Jesus and His Love, as you discover  The True Meaning of Christmas.

Doctor Bill  

Mother’s Day 2013


It is that time of the year again when children in many countries of the world celebrate Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a day for children to show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide. It is an annual event but is held at different dates in the calendar, depending on the country.

Have a look at two of my earlier Mother’s Day articles in which I give a detailed history of the origin of Mother’s Day, both ancient and modern

Mother’s Day – The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

Mother’s Day- Mother’s Appreciation Day

It is an unfortunate and sad fact of life that in many parts of the world today, Women and Mothers are not shown the honour and respect they deserve.

Although every day, we should show our mothers how much we appreciate and love them, Mother’s Day gives us the opportunity to “make a fuss of them” in a special way.

And don’t forget the Grandmothers and the special role they play in the Family and Society.


A grandmother has a special talent – she always knows just what to do

To make her grandchildren happy and to show she loves them, too.

At the family get-togethers she’s the first person to look for ~

She can entertain small children for hours and they always keep asking for more.

You can tell when a grandmother’s teasing by the twinkle that shines in her eyes ~

She’s and expert at settling problems for she’s loving, patient and wise.

Her grandchildren always admire her, even when they are grown ~

They always feel proud and happy to claim Grandmother as their own.

~Mary Dawson Hughes~


3 Mothers, 2 Grandmothers, 1 Great-grandmother

3 Mothers,
2 Grandmothers,
1 Great-grandmother

I have every reason to remember my Mother and the many sacrifices she made for me. 

If she had not travelled many miles on foot and by tram to the Children’s Hospital each day for the first few months of my life, so that I could receive treatment, I would not be here today to tell the story.

My mother was always an encourager who believed I could do anything to which, I set my mind . She along with my Dad taught me the  values for life, which they modelled by their own behaviour.

Many of you, like me, may have only memories, as your Mother has passed on. 

For those of you who are enjoying motherhood, my wish and prayer is that this will be a very Happy Mother’s Day

Doctor Bill