The lobster fishermen have arrived in front of our house now.
Every morning they check the lobster traps that they have set in the shallow water. There are bobbing red markers showing where they have been placed.
Lobsters are nocturnal scavengers ; they feed on debris at the bottom of the sea. They can grow up to several feet in length, but most are caught long before they reach that size.
Although I respect everyone’s need to make a living, and everyone’s taste in food, I choose not to eat lobsters.
God gave people specific dietary laws in the Old Testament, (Leviticus 11), and I follow those. God placed restrictions on ‘fish without fins and scales’ such as lobsters.
Internet sources report that members of the British Royal Family are banned from consuming crustaceans while traveling, because of the high rate of foodborne illness.
The pandemic that came out of Wuhan has given us all more of a chance to reflect on what food choices are healthy for humans .
Maybe we will stop thinking of ocean scavengers as luxury food items.
Some Christians, of course, will disagree with me, saying that God’s dietary laws are only applicable to Jewish people. (Acts I0:10)
Nevertheless, Jesus followed the food guidelines set out in the Old Testament, and so I follow them too.
I just wish that lobsters would be left alone, to do the scavenger work that God designed them to do.