The problem for this graceful scavenger over the sea is much worse than that. The full time quest for sustenance requires huge numbers of calories to stay aloft and he can't miss many meals. So, being crafty and resolute with extremely keen eyes, he will scour and scour the waters until he succeeds or he will die. It's just as simple and brutal as that and he always understands that it is all up to him. Even when he finds something to eat, sometimes it might be include trash that man has thrown away and that's another threat. Swallowing a fish with a hook and filament line attached can kill him, or a plastic bag that chokes him. Yet he labors on for his entire life for it is his way or life. He has no other option, he has no safety net.
Contrast the big bird with man. We humans are endowed with a mind and the free will to make choices, unlike the bird who has only one choice. We have safety nets, we now have a society where anything goes, we can choose to work hard and succeed or blame everyone else for our failure for lack of using the talents we have. But we do have to face the consequences of what we do, just like the bird, although some think that is not the case. They think we can live off the fruit of the labor of others. What a shock they in for when lif on this earth is done. Since we are the only living things created in God's image, he expects us to do much more than just survive like the bird. We get to choose life or death when our life on earth is done. If we choose to commit our lives through belief by faith in the Living God, then we will live on throughout Eternity. Anything short of that is the darkness of death. As I've said about other things in nature previously, I'll now say again. I'm sure that big, beautiful bird wishes he had such an option, for he faces his consequences no matter what. There is no relief.
So, folks, we should all be very thankful for having a God who lets us choose with one option being heavenly. It should be a simple decision but we so often lose our way. So, straighten up and fly right. Get your heavenly wings on now so that one day they will carry you to heaven. It will be divinely worth it.