Meet the Amazing Camel
When I'm hungry, I'll eat almost anything - a leather bridge, a piece of rope, my master's tent, or a pair of shoes. My mouth is so tough that even a thorny cactus doesn't bother it. I'm a dromedary camel, the one-hump kind that lives on the hot deserts of the Middle East.
My big hump weights 80 pounds and is full of fat, not water! The Intelligent Creator designed me so my body automatically takes this fat and feeds me when I can't find anything to eat. Naturally this causes my hump to shrink, and soon it tips to one side. But when I find a nice oasis and begin to eat again, it builds back up.
Water is often very hard to find out here on the desert. Sometimes I will have to wait eight days before I can get a drink. I look terrible then. My ribs show through my skin, and I may lose 225 pounds. But when I find water, I'll drink up to 27 gallons in just 10 minutes, and gain those pounds back immediately. I was designed for the hot, dry desert.
People use me for transportation because I can travel through the sand dunes so well. It's really easy because my Creator gave me specially engineered "sandshoes". My two long bony toes have a super-tough piece of skin stretched between them. My hooves are wide, but they stretch and get wider when I step down on them so I don't sink into the soft, drifting sand.
Sometimes a big standstorm screams across the desert, but that doesn't bother me. My Master Designer put special muscles in my nostrils that close part way, keeping the sand out but letting in just enough air to breathe. My Designer also gave me long eyelashes that hang over my eyes and keep out the blowing sand. If a grain of sand should slip through and land on my eye, my Maker gave me an inner eyelid that automatically wipes the sand off my eyeball like a windshield wiper.
It's really difficult for me to understand how some people say I evolved into what I now am. I'm a very technical, highly-engineered dromedary camel. Things like me don't just happen. They're planned by Someone very intelligent and logical. The Creator's Book, the Bible, tells us that this Great Designer is Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ). It says, Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made" (John 1:3).
Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) designed a way for me to live in the desert. He also designed a way for you to live as one of Elohim's (God's) children. He knew that you can't make yourself good enough to be in Yahweh's family. The Bible says, All have sinned and fall short of the glory of Elohim (God)" (Romans 3:23). So Yah'shua (Jesus) came to earth and took the blame for all your sins - for all the wrong that you have done. He died on the cross and rose from the dead so that you can be forgiven.
When you believe this with all your heart, you will become one of Yahweh's children forever. The Bible promises, "To all who received Him (Yah'shua/Jesus), to those who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of Elohim (God)" (John 1:12). I hope you'll decide to believe in Messiah (Christ).
Reprinted with thanks from a pamphlet by Bob Devine called "Meet the Amazing Camel" published by The American Tract Society, P.O.Box 462008, Garland, Texas 75046, USA.