Another Fantastic Service of Animal Blessing
Although the heavens had opened following a cloud burst, the
congregation of over thirty humans - plus a selection of four legged
friends - was a blessing to behold; the venue being at Bethel Baptist
Chapel in Holywell when the gifted Organist was my wife Doreen. The
soloist was forthright campaigner and celebrity singer Judi Hewitt:
founder of ‘Wales Against animal Cruelty’. Yes, and we were also
pleased to welcome – amongst those other loyal faithfuls - Sheila
Co-founder, with her late husband, of ‘Capricorn Animal Rescue.’
Indeed, two outstanding foundations for the animal cause in Wales of
which I feel honoured, to be patron for both.
With Sheila and Judi, in front of Bethel Chapel’s pulpit
I would also add that for any who are under the misapprehension
that such events are noisy; that the animals are in an uproar; and
that the congregation of animal lovers are in flummox trying to keep
their pets in control; that nothing is further from the truth!
Indeed - while also seated at the organ - Doreen snapped several
photos and the one below is but one of these that, I feel, speaks for
itself. Indeed, such worship has to be attended to be
From the moment that I began the Worship of Almighty God with the
Introductory verses of Holy Scripture, followed by the singing of the
first hymn, a tremendous peace was felt in one’s midst. Yes, The good
Shepherd was with us, and His Holy Spirit guided us along. Indeed, He
has the whole world in His hand and God forbid that we should exclude
from His ark of salvation what Noah of old knew to gladly welcome
aboard! I tell you that the kinds of spiritual arrogance and
exclusivity practised by some kinds of, so-called, believers in their
assemblies is something that must make the very angels of Heaven weep.
Go on to
Chauvinism the curse of Christendom!
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