One of a Kind

One of a Kind
One of a kind is something rare and original. In nature, the red breasted nuthatch is one of a kind. It plasters the outside and inside of its entrance hole with very sticky pine resin. If removing pine pitch from anything has been one of your tasks in life, you know how adhesive pine sap is. However, the nesting pair never get sap on themselves, they never perch at the entrance. They fly directly into the hole. Most birds this size fly between 20 and 30 miles per hour. Therefore, direct flight into the hole requires great skill. Certainly, it slows before entering but consider what the red breasted nuthatch needs to do once it has flown inside the hole! This little bird is one of a kind. One of its call is a nasal “yank, yank, yank”, no other bird sounds as though it has a cold. This one of a kind bird is the only known North American nuthatch to have flown across the Atlantic to Europe. The red breasted nuthatch is 11.5 cm long (4.5 inches for Americans)! It is a nature delight to see one of these birds. Yes, one of a kind is a fitting way to describe this bird. Good news, the population of these miracle birds is increasing.

You are one of a kind. You are the original. There is only one of you. Like the marvelous red breasted nuthatch, you and I are wonderfully made. Of the millions of people in the world, there has never been and never will be another you. In Psalm 139:14 the words fearfully and wonderfully made are used to describe us.
Why would the all-powerful God of the universe fashion each human on earth with exquisite, flawless precision? Why would we be formed with extraordinary body systems which function perfectly for years, and can heal themselves when injury occurs? One simple answer: God loves you. He loves the world. He made each human living, past, present and future. Because He is God and Creator, only He has the infinite capacity to love them all. His love is perfect. Have you felt ordinary today? The truth is, you are one of a kind to Him.

Author: davidwellis

What does a grandfather, husband, former public school teacher and Education Specialist for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service with many life experiences in nature do with them? A naturalist with a camera-makes outside a daily destination. My confidence is that God will guide my words, and photos. We live in a magnificent world, come and look at it with me through eyes, lens and words. To God be the glory. Current Profile Photo- Prickly Ash, the name summarizes this brushy undergrowth well. It fascinates me with its thorny branches. Seeing a vine wrapped around the trunk called for a photo.