“She” in the scripture is referring to a female ostrich. She was given a great body—beautiful feathers, but can’t fly, and long, strong legs that can outrun a horse! But when it comes to mothering, she lays her eggs on hard ground and provides them with no protection while they wait to hatch.
Unfortunately, many teenage girls and young women get pregnant, eat poorly, drink alcohol, and even use drugs. They obtain little or no prenatal care and end up delivering premature babies with special medical problems. Often the young mother will need assistance in caring for the child.
Is it possible not everyone is issued a healthy dose of common sense at his or her birth? Or, is it something that needs to be developed?
Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of good sense and help me to continue to develop it to serve you and all humanity. Amen.