In a small Alabama town there was a nativity scene that showed great skill and talent had gone into creating it. A man from New York was passing through and stopped to admire it, but one small feature bothered him. The three wise men were wearing firemen's helmets. Totally unable to come up with a reason or explanation, he left.
At a Quick Stop on the edge of town, he asked the lady behind the counter about the helmets. She exploded into a rage, yelling, "You dang Yankees never do read the Bible!"
He assured her that he 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 his face she said, "See, it says right here, 'The three wise men came from afar.'"
Posted on Fri, December 16, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette