In some areas, this question refers to the sugar you add to a hot drink, but in other cultures, it refers to a one or two-humped camel.
Arabian camels have one hump while their Asian relatives boast two. Furthermore, the old stories we heard as children are not true. There is no water stored in either hump. Instead, those humps are full of fatty tissue which converts easily to energy.
I am exceedingly grateful that God has not created me to have back humps full of fat energy…although I think my thighs took on that role!
Like it or lump it, we all have the energy to spare. Whether we are lying prone on a hospital bed recovering from surgery or running a marathon through the local park, most of us have more energy than we currently use. We can dial a phone, lend a sympathetic ear or maybe take a meal to someone.
Perhaps in response to such energy, some of our own lumps will disappear, (hopefully in my case, from my thighs). Let’s get over our hump of self-indulgence and reach out to someone who needs us.
The following verse is not about camel humps but the reference to who is in charge of our lumpy humps is quite clear.
Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?(Romans 9:21, NIV)
Prayer-Father, take our lumpy humps and use them for your glory. Amen.