Daily Devotional – October 25
Horses are uniquely made to work alongside of us. One of their unique features are the millions of sweat glands all over their bodies. Most mammals are not like the horse. Most have their sweat glands in their foot pads. Few mammals have sweat glands that cool their entire body. Have you ever seen a sweaty dog? The only animal you will probably ever see dripping with sweat is the horse. Horse sweat is not like human sweat which is clear and watery; horse sweat is white and lathery. Horse sweat contains latherin, a detergent, that enables the sweat to spread rapidly over the horse’s skin and hair. Sweating is like having a built-in air conditioner. As the sweat evaporates, it cools the body. The horse’s ability to sweat allows it to work all day in the heat along with us. Our Creator gave us a unique animal to serve us, and, indeed, horses have worked with mankind throughout the centuries.
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground;
~ Genesis 3:19
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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