God's Creatures Ministry
One Christmas Eve, here in Rhode Island, I bought the last two lobsters in the tank at the local supermarket. One had only one claw and the other was enormous! I hadn't planned on this, but I believe the Spirit moved me. Each lobster looked extremely distressed, with claws and legs raised and arched backs as they were weighed. I found myself saying, "Don't hurt them! Please be careful." as the young man started to stuff them into the plastic grocery bags. He looked at me in complete surprise and confusion, but I didn't care about that. I also didn't care about the price.
To make a long story short(er), I went home to my little garage apartment I rented that was part of a large house situated right at the edge of Narragansett Bay. This was before I left for seminary. I cut the rubber bands and gently put each one in the water. Using my little flashlight, I watched and watched to make sure they would be okay. After about 45 minutes, they each went off, backwards, into the depths of the Bay. My Christmas was complete.
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God's Creatures Ministry is committed to spreading God's compassion to all He has made based on The Scriptures. Although we are a Christian Ministry, we encourage all to have their own animal welfare committee in their community. We extend our resources to those who would like to learn more or begin their own God's Creatures Ministry as an extension of us. God created us to have a vegetarian diet and commissioned us to protect His animals. Instead, we have exploited them for our entertainment, fashion, appetite and useless, torturous research. These creatures have the right to live as they were created to live. Because we live IN this world, but are not OF this world, we strive to bring God's mercy and justice to all. We live in God's Kingdom now where Jesus, The Sacrificial Lamb, The Prince of Peace, The Lion of Judah reigns. We look forward to that day when all of creation will be 'set free from slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God' (Romans 8:21) where a little child will lead and guide God's creatures (see Isaiah 11:5-9).
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