A few years ago, according to NBC News, local authorities in Wellington, Florida were on the trail of Baby Jesus after he disappeared from a Nativity scene at a nearby community center. Of course, they weren’t following a star to find the life-size ceramic figurine of the Christ Child. Instead, it was the signal from a GPS device that brought sheriff’s deputies to the apartment of an 18-year-old woman where they found the statue on the apartment floor. Its seems that several churches, synagogues, and civic organizations have begun using similar methods to secure their holiday displays to prevent permeant loss due to theft.
For Christians, the story of Jesus’s birth, whether sung in a song, read from the Bible, played out on a stage, or personified in a static display, represents just the beginning of God’s act of redemption for humanity. Unlike the ornate statues that symbolize the Christ Child, God’s original Christmas Gift cannot be stolen by human efforts or any other force.
“For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” –Romans 8:38,39 (KJ21)
Written By: Lowenstaat