3. As it respects the providence of God over irrational creatures, be they living or destitute of life, the following proofs may be adduced: “He keeps all the bones of the righteous; not one of them is broken.” “And God remembered Noah and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark, and God made a wind to pass over the earth and the waters assuaged.” “He gives to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.” “Your Heavenly Father feeds the birds of the air,” etc. (Psalm 44:20; Genesis 8:1; Psalm 147:9; Matthew 6:20). See also the 37th chapter of the book of Job, and Psalm 104.
Zacharias Ursinus, Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism, p. 156