Bible Animals (2)

Our Bible Reading today is about John the Baptizer. John lived in the desert. Verse 4 tells us, “John’s clothes were made from camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. For food, he ate locusts and wild honey.”
John wore clothes made from camel’s hair. In Bible times, camels were used for transportation in desert areas. A camel can shed up to five pounds of hair each spring. This hair is usually tan and can be made into cloth for clothing, carpets or tents. Clothing made from camel’s hair is well-insulated and provides protection from heat.
John did not wear fancy clothes or eat fancy foods. Why? Because John’s goal in life was to prepare people for the coming of Jesus. He knew that doing what God wanted him to do was much more important than worrying about his clothes and food.
As Christians, obeying God and sharing the Good News about Jesus should be our most important goals. Focus on serving God today!