It was Christmas day, and Mary was traveling through a small Southern town where she stopped to appreciate a beautiful nativity scene. There was, however, one small feature that bothered Mary: The three wise men were wearing fireman’s helmets. She was unable to fathom the reason for this and left.
On the edge of town, Mary stopped to refuel her car. When she went inside to pay, she asked the lady behind the
counter about the helmets on the wise men in the nativity.
The woman exploded into tirade, “You Yankees ain’t never read the Bible have you?”
Mary assured her that she had read the Bible, but simply couldn’t recall anything about firemen visiting the newborn Jesus.
“Well if you read it then you would’ve known that it says, ‘The three wise man came from afar.'”