The Ship of the Desert
He is sometimes called the "ship of the desert". He holds his nose high and walks like a king through the desert sands. He gets along well with merciless heat, searing sandstorms and waterless wastes of desert life. He has two eyelids to wipe gritty sand from his eyeball. There is a hump on his back that he uses as a fuel tank. He gets his nourishment and water from the fat stored in the hump. On an eight day journey if he has no water he can lose up to 200 pounds and still keep going. He gets wrinkly and loose-skinned, but he is soon back to normal at the nearest waterhole where he can drink at least twenty-five gallons of water in ten minutes!
He is often seven feet tall, so he has to kneel down to be loaded or mounted. That means 1000 pound on his knees pressed against hot, grinding sand. But his knees can take it, for God has given him leathery knee pads. His feet are designed to spread out or fan so that he won't sink as he walks. His wool is used for making fine carpets, rugs, and clothes. His milk curdles into fine cheese, and his meat is said to be delicious.
The camel is perfectly fitted for the place he has to live. God designed him perfectly. It could never have happened by mere chance.
God also designed you. You didn't happen by chance. There are no mistakes or accidents with God. Don't complain about your situation. Don't complain about the house you live in or your neighborhood or your school. Instead thank God. Thank God for making you you and for fitting you for where you are. God has a purpose and a place and a plan for you, and if you will trust Him and let Him, God will show you what He has for you. Thank God for who you are and where you are. And if you know Him as your Saviour, trust Him to make you what you can never be in and of and by yourself.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
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