Strange Christmas Scene

Why are the three wise men wearing fireman helmets? The answer is in the Bible.

nativity scene

A woman passing through a small Southern town saw a nativity scene showing great skill and talent had gone into creating it. One small feature bothered her though.

The three wise men were wearing firemen’s helmets. Totally unable to come up with a reason or explanation, the woman left the Christmas scene.

At a quilt shop on the edge of town, she asked the lady behind the counter about the helmets.

The store clerk exploded into a rage, yelling “You stupid Yankees never do read the Bible!”

The visitor assured her that she did, but simply couldn’t recall anything about firemen in the Bible.

The store clerk grabbed her Bible from behind the counter, ruffled through some pages, and finally jabbed her finger at a passage.

Sticking it in the woman’s face the clerk said, “See, it says right here, ‘The three wise men came from afar.'”

How God punishes a priest for picking golf over the church

golf course tempts priest

There was this priest who was an avid golfer. Every chance he could get, he could be found on the golf course swinging away. It was an obsession.

One Sunday was a picture perfect day for golfing. The sun was out, no clouds in the sky, and the temperature was just right. The priest was in a quandary as to what to do, and shortly, the urge to play golf overcame him.

He told his assistant that he was sick and would not be conducting church service, packed the car up, and drove three hours to a golf course where no one would recognize him.

Happily, he began to play the course. An angel up above was watching the priest and was quite perturbed.

He went to God and said, “Look at the priest. He should be punished for what he is doing.” God nodded in agreement.

The priest teed up on the first hole. He swung at the ball, and it sailed effortlessly through the air and landed right in the cup four hundred yards away (as they say in basketball, nothing but net). A picture perfect hole-in-one! He was amazed and excited.

The angel was a little shocked. He turned to God and said, “Begging Your pardon, but I thought You were going to punish him.”

God smiled.

“Think about it—whom can he tell?”

What people do if they love Jesus

traffic jam

The wife of a Southern Baptist preacher talks to her Sunday school class about a wonderful religious experience that she had last week:

The other day I went up to the local Christian book store where I saw a “Honk If You Love Jesus” bumper sticker.

I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance at church, so I bought the bumper sticker and put it on the back of my car.

I am glad that I did. What an uplifting experience followed.

I was stopped at the traffic light of a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord, and did not notice that the light had changed.

It is a good thing that someone else loves Jesus or I may have never noticed that the light had changed.

I found that lots of people love Jesus.

Why, the guy behind me started to honk his horn like crazy and then he leaned out of his window and screamed,

“For the love of God, go!!…..Go! Jesus Christ, Go!”

Everyone was honking.

I leaned out of my window and waved and smiled to all those loving people and I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love.

There must have been a man from Florida back there because I could hear him yelling something about a sunny beach.

I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck in the air.

When I asked my teenage son in the back seat what this meant, he said that it was nothing, probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something.

Well, I have never met a person from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign back.

My son burst into laughter, why even he was enjoying the love of this religious experience.

A couple of people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and were walking towards me.

I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but that is when I noticed that the light had changed so I waved one more time to my loving brothers and sisters and drove through the intersection.

I was the only car that got across the intersection before the light changed again.

I felt kind of bad that I had to leave them and all that love that we had shared, so I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one more time as I drove away.

Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!