Firemen in the Nativity Scene
In a small Southern town there was a Nativity scene that
showed great skill and talent had gone into creating it. One
small feature bothered me.
The three wise men were wearing firemen's helmets. Totally
unable to come up with a reason or explanation, I left.
At a Quik Stop on the edge of town, I asked the lady behind
the counter about the helmets. She looked skeptically at me,
"You Yankees never do read the Bible!"
I assured her that I did, but simply couldn't recall
anything about firemen in the Bible.
She jerked her Bible from behind the counter and ruffled
through some pages, and finally jabbed her finger at a
passage. Sticking it in my
face she said, "See, it says right here, '...three wise men
came from afar.'"