Wednesday, December 24, 2008


What is the meaning of Christmas?

It does not mean decorations, colorful lights, stars, cribs, carols, good food, greeting cards, Christmas tree, giving presents and Santa Claus.

It means God sent his only Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us from our sins,
save us from eternal death and give us everlasting life.

This is what I understand.



Mel said...

Beautiful pictures, Joseph! Thank you for the timely, truth-filled post. You stated the meaning of Christmas splendidly! Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours! May we all be overwhelmed with joy and gratitude today and always because of God's marvelous, miraculous gift!

Mark in Spokane said...


Thank you so much for the warm Christmas wishes, and for posting more fascinating photos from your homeland. I wish you and all your loved ones a blessed Christmas season. Christus natus est! Christ is born!


Paul said...

Hi JP Chettan, Nice pictures. I am at Cochin to celebrate Xmas. I will be here for another 3 more days. Wish U happy Xmas & Prosperous New year-2009.

Femin Susan said...

thanks for your Christmas wishes.
i had seen the huge santa clause before seemati yesterday!
do you always carry a camera with you
when you go outside?
very different

Femin Susan said...

Merry merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year to you and your family :)

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Paul :)

Cochin is a very beautiful place. You will appreciate it fully only when you have lived in states like Madhya Pradesh - very hot and very cold and long stretches of barren land. Cochin is a heaven.

Have a wonderful time at Cochin and I wish you and your family a lovely Christmas loaded with fun, frolic, joy, happiness and peace :)

Hi Susan :)

The name of my blog is LIFE IN MOTION and therefore I have a camera with me always as I move.

Have a rollicking Christmas :)

Mel said...

Hi Joseph!

The snow has not cleared, and we're in the middle of another snowstorm which is expected to bring another 8-10 inches. Although, I think so far we've only gotten about two inches, and it seems to be slowing... So maybe we won't get that much more after all. My dad is supposed to be coming to our home tomorrow, so I'm praying that he'll be able to get here and then back home safely. We're going to give him rides with our truck, Lord willing.

It's 7:42 p.m. here right now. We were supposed to have a Christmas Eve service at our church tonight, but it was cancelled due to the weather.

Many blessings to you my friend, my brother, my blogging buddy! :)

In Christ,


Leo said...

Nice to see Christmas celebrated on the other side of the earth from me. Thanks for the interesting pictures. Perhaps all the glitz and froo-froo serves to draw attention to the reason for the holiday, and if folks will think of that reason only for a few seconds, it will be well worth it. Peace and love, Joseph.

SkyJuice said...

Hi Joseph,

Hope you've had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones! God bless. :-)

manivannan said...

Hi Sir,

Wish you a merry merry Christmas. Hope you're enjoying this occasion.
Nice pictures!

Have a wonderful time :)


To Mr. Joseph Pulikotil

You are heartily welcome to my blogs.

Thank you so much for the warm Christmas wishes, and sharing the lovely photographs.

Naval Langa

Danielle&Hannah said...

I hope you had a wonderful day! We did as we spent much time with Family.

roentarre said...

Such a strong christmas message and merry christmas!

FCB said...

Hi Joseph,
Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for bringing the joy of Christmas this last year in your moving stories, pictures and wisdom. You have shared this love of Christ all through the year and it is right that in this season I give you a big thanks, to you and to God, for his love.
God bless you Joseph, may this new coming year find you deeper in his love and I will look forward to see how he directs your course, and camera,

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Hello Sir,

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas celebration. Cheers and best wishes.

kochuthresiamma p .j said...

good pictures. some of them are lous statemens of the commercialisation of the festival - wish people would pay some attention to the message and spirit of christmas.
happy new year Sir

Tootie said...

Very interesting! It is so nice learning about Christmas in other countries.

I wish you a happy and prosperous new year.