Baby Jesus was kid napped from my front yard this Christmas while his mother Mary and Joseph sat idly by watching. Unable to lend a hand, frozen in permanent adoration, they were only able to shed a bit of light on the situation, each being illuminated by a 100 watt light bulb.
This is a photo of the Christ child before the abduction. I'm not sure who would want to snatch the little babe away, but my guess is a thug hired by King Herod, if you asked me. Without the baby Jesus present my daughter said Mary and Joseph look like they are worshiping the grass.
I'm not upset, just a bit forlorn. I'm not sure how to remedy the situation. I can't just go buy another baby Jesus to replace the old one. He comes in a set with Mary and Joseph. If I were to purchase a new trio I would have two Marys and two Josephs. I guess I could mix up the couples every once in a while, just to be fair. How do you think it would look when my pastor's daughter came over to bake cookies next year and saw two Marys pondering the baby Jesus in their hearts. Or imagine two Josephs gazing down upon the new born babe each dressed in their pink tunics?
OK, diversion here! What's with the pink tunic on Joseph while Mary is wearing a blue dress? Can anyone please explain that one to me, because it doesn't make sense unless, in my case, I use two Josephs, but I don't want to go there. Enough said about that.
It's been suggested to add a baby doll, but it would be obvious by it's appearance it was adopted and didn't belong to this family. You know, Mary and Joseph both kneeling there illuminated in the dark with their 100w bulb while a doll lies there without any illumination at all. Forever after I would be question, "Where's the real plastic baby Jesus that illuminates the darkness?" Then I'd have to explain he was abducted and a replacement was added. It just wouldn't be the same.
I'm in no way upset over this matter, after all it was just a plastic baby lying on plastic yellow hay in a brown plastic manger molded together in one hollow shell which housed a 100w light bulb that illuminated in the darkness.
For it is God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:6