Jul 17, 2009

God Knows What He's Doing

Don't you just love the way conversations turn out? My dog Tobi was outside. (There is a picture of her in my sidebar. Isn't she cute? Anyway, Ashleigh let her in and said Tobi was sweating. So Olivia commented that she didn't know that dogs could sweat. I told her they didn't, then I found out that's not exactly true, but they don't sweat like people do. That's a story for another day.

Anyway, so she tells me that hippos sweat is colored but she couldn't tell me what color. Yes I asked. I googled the answer because inquiring minds want to know. What I found out is very cool. Ha! Cool... sweat is to cool you off... get it? Ok never mind.

Yes hippos sweat is a red-orange color. Not only that BUT, their sweat contains substances that prevent infection and sunburn. When Hippos are wounded, they rarely get infection. One day your sunscreen or antibiotic ointment might contain hippo sweat. Isn't that appealing?

It just amazes me that we can learn so much about the love of God through His creation and the way He lovingly designed everything. Everything has a purpose right down to the sweat pores of a hippo.

...but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:32-33


A girl needs to be so lost in God, that the guy is going to have to seek HIM to find her!


From the Heart said...

Love your post. The song "God is great, He does miracles so great..." has been running through my mine today. I can't remember the rest of the words. I'l have to look it up, but that's what I thought about when I read your post. God is great, He thought of everything
From my heart to yours,

Sue J. said...

Bring on the hippo sweat!! Maybe they can work on the color thing, though.

Hey, I like your signature line, too--first time I've seen that. From your words to His ears to someone's heart....

Susan said...

Wow, I learned something and I once again, confirmed something. Yes, God's love is simply amazing.

:-) Susan

Tammy said...

That was cool!!!

Now I know where to come for the latest updated on God's creatures. :)

Love and Hugs~Tammy

LisaShaw said...

Oh boy Edie I would have never known this. Now as much as I sweat I wonder what God could use my sweat to do on the earth? So far it's just soaking my clothing and using up tons of paper towels :)

GOD is so good! He surrounds us with nuggets of truth and blessings everywhere. We only need to STOP - LOOK AND LISTEN and then LEARN.

Love you.

Proverbs 27:19 said...

Hey Edie, I haven't read this post yet, but, yes, God does know what He is doing!

Now, I will read the post.


Proverbs 27:19 said...

That is awesome! So very interesting. Thanks for not keeping this wonderful story to yourself.


On Purpose said...

I love to come here to see Jesus...and now to get me some great trivial pursuit info...the color of hippo sweat...who knew??

Yolanda said...

He is the awesome creator and what He has created is awesome INDEED.


PS: I had no idea about the hippo....incredible

Anonymous said...

Very cool info!! I'm a little concerned with the red coloring though too!! LOL

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

His creation is amazing! Thanks for sharing. Such detail...our God is wonderful.

debrah said...

Hey Edie- Great Post! God is amazing and so creative! I am glad that we don't sweat in color although being at the gym could be interesting...do we all sweat the same color? would the color identify our attitude, emotion, physical fitness(or lack there of)...would sweat that has a color eliminate scent?
Have a blessed week

Chatty Kelly said...

Don't kids make us learn the most amazing stuff?

Irritable Mother said...

Yes, He is in the details. Right down to the sweat! I love it!!!
And I love that He knows exactly what we need. Exactly.

The notion, however, of having hippo sweat in my sunscreen? Yuck! LOL!!!

Andrea said...

Isnt it amazing how GOD works. Yes, the doggies sweat thru their paws and by panting. That is how they try not to become overheated.


PS: Urgent prayer request for Mary at divinely designed on my blogs!