We often interfere in the lives of animals because we think we know better. Let’s help turtles get out of their eggs and into the sea. But their struggles make them stronger.
Let’s manipulate the cocoon so that the butterfly escapes faster. The result is that the creature’s wings aren’t strong and they die.
We bring bugs from another country to eat the bugs we have and they become a pest here.
That stupid ostrich insists on laying its egg in the sand, with several fully exposed.
“The ostrich lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand, unmindful that a foot may crush them, or a wild animal tramples them. She treats her young as if they were not hers. She cares not that her labor was in vain, for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense. (From Job 39:14-17, AMPC)
And yet those exposed eggs that do not hatch, provide food for those birds who do. God made her as she is. And so are we, made as God would have us when we invite him into our lives.