Published On: Thu, Dec 6th, 2012

Stolen baby Jesus in Pennsylvania nativity returned hours before the replacement is swiped

A baby Jesus figurine stolen from a Pennsylvania church last year has turned up cradled in the arms of a statue just hours before the recently donated replacement was stolen.

Baby Jesus went missing a year ago, but “found” his way back to the Central Presbyterian Church into the arms of this bronze statue. photo Central Presbyterian Church Facebook page

A young girl was the first to point out that the Central Presbyterian Church’s missing baby Jesus had been returned into the arms of a bronze soldier statue, the Tribune Democrat reported Tuesday.

“We were driving to church and Julia started yelling, ‘There’s baby Jesus! There’s baby Jesus!'” mother Buffy Super said, describing her seven-year-old’s excitement when she spotted the vinyl figurine.

The church’s Facebook page was full of gratefulness and excitement: “We are thankful the original Baby Jesus was returned to the Square this morning after being taken from the manger last year. What a blessing to see him in the soldier’s arms this morning as we all gathered together for our combined worship service!”

Unfortunately bad news struck shortly thereafter when someone stole the replacement Jesus after Sunday’s service.

A local business, Hobby Lobby, donated a replacement Jesus when the nativity scene was being erected.



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