If human beings do not understand or acknowledge our dependency on plant and animal life then we certainly fail to acknowledge our dependency on God–Sonya Johnson
Before I was six years old, my grandparents and my mother had taught me that if all the green things that grow were taken from the earth, there could be no life. If all the four-legged creatures were taken from the earth, there could be no life. If all the winged creatures were taken from the earth, there could be no life. If all our relatives who crawl and swim and live within the earth were taken away, there could be no life. But if all the human beings were taken away, life on earth would flourish. That is how insignificant we are.
Russell Means, Oglala Lakota Nation (November 10, 1939 – October 22, 2012).
Despite our lack of understanding or acknowledgement of a loving Creator, God gave His Son, Jesus to die for us. With Redemption from our sins, we gain wisdom of our purpose on earth. And then we spread the gospel to others which places us on the highest-ranking of needful things.