In 2009, a dendrologist named Dr. Martin Gossner was researching the resilience of tree bark. When he cut back a piece of bark on an old tree in the Bavarian Forest National Park, he was stunned by his discovery of the living organisms behind that piece of bark:
- 2,042 insects and other organisms
- 257 various species
The tree, Dr. Gossner concluded, had become its own ecosystem.
If you ever doubt the complexity of God and his creation, cut a piece of bark. Or better yet, seek God on behalf of your recovery. In him, you will find a Creator who knows you intimately and whose healing powers run far deeper than you can imagine.
Recovery Step: “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1). The God of the universe stands ready to partner with you in your recovery. There is no need to go it alone.