Day 5 - Three Camels
Camels are strong and intelligent, have good eyesight and hearing. If treated well, they are docile and patient. If they are annoyed, they get stubborn and angry. They spit.
A reservoir of fatty tissue is stored in their humps which can be broken down into energy and water on enduring journeys. A camel sometimes has to go days without water, because water holes and wells are far apart in the desert. In their native surroundings, camels never forget where they previously found water.
Maybe the camel isn't the prettiest animal on the block, but they will do whatever they must to carry what man asks of them. Their dependability, strength and endurance give them man's honor and respect. No other animal can do what the camel does. Interestingly, camels are born with pads on their knees. In order for them to do their work, they must get on their knees.
Three camels woke up to an ordinary day expecting a routine job of transporting their owners to some destination. They were going to leave on a journey.....Christianity's most told story.....that is kept alive with our nativity scenes some two thousand years later.
Three camels are added to my Nativity.