My family drives by the tree almost every day. Every time we drive past I see the black painted spot. It is a reminder of an unpleasant time. I reminder our lives could have changed in a moment. Thankfully it didn't.
Over two years have past since that unpleasant accident. That black painted spot reminds me of a person pulling out in front of our daughter and in her desire to miss the car, she (daughter) hit the tree. The van she was driving was totalled but our daughter walked away with only a few minor injuries a chiropractor could fix.
The healing trunk brought to mind of how over time we are usually healed. Healing can come in all shapes and forms. Physical healing. Mental healing, Spiritual healing. But, healing usually takes time.
Most of us have probably heard how we are a microwave people/generation. We want what we want and we want it now. Healing isn't like that. It isn't a snap of the fingers - even if we would love for it to be that way! It's a journey.
God teaches us many things during this healing. Usually there is a reminder left behind. A scar, a memory, a black spot on a tree trunk.
If you are in the process of healing, whether physically, mentally, physically or don't see any healing happening in your situation, just remember God is there holding you. Rest in His Arms. Be patient. Healing in some form will come. It's a journey. Keep your eyes open for the lessons along the way.
The Lord God, He is with you. He is mighty to save. He delights in you.
He will quiet you with singing. (based on Zephaniah 3:17)