Quincy Police Found Jesus

Statues of the baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph had gone missing from the city's nativity scene.

Quincy woke up to the news Thursday that, for the third time in a decade, the city’s statue of baby Jesus had gone missing from the manger display near City Hall. This time, the thieves had also taken Joseph, Mary, and a lamb. But rejoice ye all, for unto us a savior is born—or rather, discovered at the end of a dead end street in West Quincy. The Patriot Ledger reports:

Dougan said a construction worker reported that the figures were left in plain sight at the end of Furnace Avenue, off Copeland Street.

“We recovered the whole family,” Dougan said.

He said the figures appear to be undamaged. A lamb figure also taken is still missing.

It’s a shame that the lamb is still gone, but like the angels say in Revelations, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” So yeah, maybe that lamb has gone on to better things?

This doesn’t mean the investigation is over. This is the second year in a row that Jesus has gone missing only to turn up undamaged in some unlikely spot. Each time, it genuinely upsets those many citizens who find it understandably disrespectful to their tradition. This year, police are looking for “an SUV-type vehicle” that they spotted in the security video of a business near the spot where Jesus was found, The Patriot Ledger reports. So perhaps there will be resolution to this chronic Jesus-robbing problem. But for now, know that Jesus is back in the manger, asleep on the hay.