She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand, unmindful that a foot may crush them, that some wild animal may trample them… She treats her young harshly, 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…
Yet when she spreads her feathers to run, she laughs at horse and rider” (God to Job 39:13-18).
Don’t know whether you’ve thought about this “God to Job quote”. Read by itself, it may sound content-light and even silly.
The setting, though, is sobering. This is part of what God said in answer to the suffering, anger, and questions of Job.
Thought it might be interesting to try to figure out together why God said something like this to someone who was already so confused and hurting.
What do you think?