Helping Families Produce and Source Food at Scale

Helping Families Produce and Source Food at Scale

Helping Families Produce and Source Food at Scale

God Does Not Make Mistakes - Even With Pest And Predator Pressures

The balance of nature is a paradox to the eyes of human perception. What seems to be a blemish on a picturesque scene, a predator's pressure on a flock or insect invasion in a garden, is actually a part of a greater tapestry woven with intricacies and precision. When such disruptions occur, we, in our narrow vision, often view these as mistakes, a certain flaw in the system. But are they really mistakes, or are we just unable to see the grand design, the complete and perfect vision God possesses?

In both gardening and animal husbandry, we tend to try to impose our will on nature, hoping to tailor it to our preferences and convenience. Yet, whenever we find ourselves at odds with nature, it's worthwhile to pause and ask, "How does God see this?" Instead of struggling against the natural order, seeking to understand and live in harmony with it might offer more beneficial and sustainable outcomes.

Understanding the symbiosis of a healthy garden provides an excellent example. Pest insects, seemingly a gardener's worst enemy, are in fact a part of the ecological balance. These insects provide food for beneficial creatures, like birds and other insects, that in turn, contribute to the garden's overall health. When we utilize chemical pesticides to exterminate these pests, we inadvertently damage this delicate balance, often leading to more problems down the line. 

Yet, if we observe and understand the natural dynamics, we can develop strategies that work with nature, not against it. Encouraging natural predators, rotating crops to break pest cycles, and creating habitats for beneficial insects and birds can lead to a thriving garden, naturally protected from excessive pest damage.

A similar approach applies to animal husbandry. The threat of predators to our livestock might seem like an outright blight. However, a broader view might reveal that these predators are integral to controlling other pest species, preventing overpopulation, and maintaining the health of the ecosystem. Moreover, the presence of predators can encourage more mindful livestock management, from secure and sustainable fencing to guarded grazing techniques.

In our quest to control and manipulate, we often find ourselves on the losing end. Nature, in its wisdom, rebounds and finds a way to reestablish its equilibrium, often to our detriment. This is not to suggest that we should let nature run amok over our efforts. Rather, we must learn to work within the framework God has created, appreciating the perfection in its seeming imperfections.

Remember, what may seem like a mistake or an inconvenience to us might just be a part of God's master design, a bigger plan that ensures the long-term survival and health of our planet. If we can shift our perspective, the narrow view of human eyes can widen to comprehend the larger truth of God's perfect vision. 

In the grand scheme of things, we are not just gardeners or farmers but stewards of God's creation. Our role is not to impose our will but to work in harmony with nature's intricate design. Only then can we truly succeed and thrive in our pursuits, leaving the world a better place for future generations. For, in His wisdom and vast vision, God doesn't make mistakes.

Here is the post I read that got me thinking about this...