Friday, January 1, 2010

UPDATE: Baby Jesus returned to city Nativity scene

From Kansas-

Just before 1 p.m. today, the Rev. Kelley Lackey of St. Andrews Episcopal Church left for lunch and found baby Jesus returned to his manger in the Nativity scene.

"Apparently the person(s) who took baby Jesus had a change of heart," Lackey wrote in an e-mail to The Gazette. "The better angel prevail!"


Lackey had run into disappointment this morning when he found that the baby Jesus in the city’s Nativity scene had been stolen.

The baby Jesus was a new one, bought to replace the last baby Jesus that was stolen. This is the first year the Nativity scene has been displayed since it was refurbished by members of Messiah Lutheran Church after having been in storage for three years.

The scene will be displayed through Epiphany on Jan. 6, but now it will lack the central figure of the story.

“Of course our wise men and our camels are frozen in place, so we'll assume they’ll thaw out and we can move them closer,” Lackey said. “But in the meantime I guess we’ll put a call out for doll babies.”

Lackey doesn’t intend to file a police report for the stolen baby, he said. The baby Jesus is a regular target for pranksters.

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