Over the last few weeks we have fostered a few caterpillars that soon became beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies. This was cool to see how uniquely God created these creatures and how they transformed into totally different creatures. My little siblings along with I were not the only ones who care about them either.
"You shall not pollute the land in which you live.... You shall not defile the land in which you live, in which I also dwell; for I the LORD dwell among the Israelites." (Numbers 35:33-34)
"The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it." (Genesis 2:15)
"The land itself must observe a sabbath to the Lord. For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and garner their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a sabbath of rest, a sabbath to the Lord.... The land is to have a year of rest." (Leviticus 25:2-5; cf. Exodus 23:10-11)
God says to take care of his creation. The butterflies are his creation and it is his command that we should take care of it. We let them go now and the will enjoy the rest of there lives in freedom. God's creation is valuable and we need to take of it.