Christmas was not a big deal when I was a kid. I mean, I remember the tree and all the presents, having to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what I wanted for Christmas. But it was all empty of any real meaning. I knew it even then. Not once do I recall hearing about Jesus. Through the years I fear the greater meaning behind this day is lost. Sure some think of, maybe display, a nativity scene or a Bethlehem star and the mention of Jesus may come in passing. So many just do not understand or see WHY we need a savior and where we would be without Him. When I had the opportunity to review a copy of If He Had Not Come from David Nicholson, I thought this was an excellent tool for discussion. We do not celebrate Christmas ourselves but we do use this time that the whole world partakes in, to be missionaries to others that His beautiful truth may be shared and celebrated.
The author, David Nicholson is a retired teacher and missionary who brings back to life this classic Christmas story which he fondly shares with his own children. Originally written by Nan F. Weeks, If He Had Not Come is a beautiful retelling of the true beauty of Christmas. This story, so simple and yet so deep, reminds us all of the true impact Jesus made. This book is full of beautiful colorful illustrations which bring the story to life. As you read you will find yourself weeping a bit, as you consider what Christmas is truly all about.