'If you’re missing baby Jesus, call 7162'

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Pastor's Pulpit, a column by the Rev. Gayle Summey, pastor of Belair United Methodist Church

By Rev. Gayle Summey

As we approach Christmas Day and the birth of our Savior, I want to share a story by Jean Gietzen. Hopefully, she won’t mind my paraphrasing her.

Shortly before Christmas 1943, the Gietzen family bought a Nativity set that contained two figures of baby Jesus. They felt there must be another set somewhere that was short one baby Jesus. The children wrote a note, “If you’re missing Baby Jesus, call 7162,” and posted it at the store where the set had been bought.

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