The Amazing Camel and Its Creator
If someone you know has ever doubted that God exist, perhaps you should introduce that person to me, the Very Technical, Highly Engineered Dromedary Camel, the one hump kind. When I’m hungry I’ll eat almost anything including grass, plants, my master’s tent or his pair of shoes. In fact, my mouth is so tough that a thorny cactus doesn’t bother it.
I also have one hump, which weighs about 80 pounds. It is not filled with water as some believe. It is filled with fat, which is my body fuel. My Mighty Maker gave it to me because He knew I wouldn’t always be able to find food and so when I can’t eat, my body automatically takes fat from the hump, feeds my system and keeps me going strong. Its my emergency food supply. Now, as the hump gets smaller, it starts to Op to one side. But when I get to a nice oasis and begin to eat and drink again, my hump soon builds back to normal.
As for water, I’ve been known to drink 27 gallons of water in ten minutes. My Master Designer made me in such a fantastic way that in a matter of minutes all the water I’ve swallowed goes to the billions of microscopic cells that make up my flesh. Now, in my travels across the hot Arabian desert, I can carry about 400 pounds of weight and can travel for 100 miles without stopping for water or food. But, I may look a wreck after a travel like this and I might lose 227 pounds with my ribs showing through my skin. But, I still feel great. I look thin because of the billions of cells are no longer fat, they’re flat. You see, my blood contains 94% water just like yours. But, when the heat gradually robs water out of my blood, I can lost up to 40% of my water.
Now, for humans, if you lose 5%, you can’t see anymore; at 10 % you can’t hear and you go insane; by 12 % your blood is as thick as molasses and your heart can’t pump. But, that is not true with me because my blood cells are elongated, not round as humans are. Now, after being so thin, I can find a water hole, drink for about 10 minutes and gain the 227 pounds of water weight I lost. Plus, I look great again. So, this is one proof that I am designed for the desert. But, that’s not all. My body even conserves water in the way my Intelligent Engineer made me by giving me a special nose that saves water. When I exhale, my nose traps that warm, moist air from my lungs and converts it back into water, which goes into my bloodstream. Also, when I breathe the hot desert air, it goes into my wet nasal passages and I convert any moisture from it into water.
As I travel, my Creator gave me special sand shoes. My hooves are wide, and get even wider when I step down. Each foot has two long bony toes with tough skin between my soles acting like a webbing. So, they won’t let me sink into the soft, drifting sand. This is good, because often my master wants me to carry him one hundred miles across the desert in just one day. (I troop about ten miles per hour.) Sometimes a big windstorm comes out of nowhere, bringing flying sand with it. But, my Master Designer put special muscles in my nostrils that close the openings, keeping sand out of my nose but still allowing me enough air to breathe.
In addition, my eyelashes arch down over my eyes like screens, keeping the sand and sun out but still letting me see clearly. If a grain of sand slips through and gets in my eye, the Creator took care of that too. He gave me an inner eyelid that automatically wipes the sand off my eyeball just like a windshield wiper. Some people think I’m conceited because I always walk around with my head held high and my nose in the air. But that’s just because of the way I’m made. My eyebrows are so thick and bushy I have to hold my head high to peek out from underneath them. I’m glad I have them though. They shade my eyes from the bright sun.
Now, for a long time we camels have been called the “ships of the desert” because of the way we sway from side to side when we trot. This can make the rider seasick. Nevertheless, I sway from side to side because of the way my legs work. Both legs on one side move forward at the same time, elevating that side. My “left, right left, right” motion makes my rider feel like he is in a rocking chair going sideways.
When I was six months old, special knee pads started to grow on my front legs. The intelligent Creator knew I had to have them. They help me lower my 1000 pounds to the ground. If I didn’t have them, my knees would soon become sore and infected, and I could never lie down. I’d die of exhaustion. By the way, I don’t get thick knee pads because I fall on my knees. I fall on my knees because I already have these tough pads. Someone very great thought of me and knew I needed them. He designed them into my genes. It’s real difficult for me to understand how some people say I evolved into what I now am. I’m very technical, highly engineered dromedary camel. Things like me don’t just happen.
“And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.” (Gen. 1:24–‐25)