Redneck Nativity

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 exploded into a rage, yelling 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, ‘The three wise men came from afar.'”