Life on earth is certainly a great struggle. The tiny chick struggles to peck its way out of its shell. The butterfly wrestles persistently to break free of its cocoon. The salmon rushes upstream, full of zeal and determination to propagate the next generation before it dies. 40 million sperm cells fervently strive to be the one to reach the egg. All the others will die trying. The mother labors in pain to bring that new life into the world. And as Job said, "Man is born to trouble, as surely as sparks fly upward."