The Lord planted this one and look how much it has grown over the years.  It looks like a juniper tree, but we don’t see any berries grow on it. 









     It is very prickly, though we wouldn’t really say they are thorns so what else do you call them?  We can just say it’s a nice tree to look at and it is right where the Lord planted it.

Under The Juniper Tree

 "Had Elijah, knowing he had done the divine will, maintained his confidence in God, had he made God his refuge and strength, standing steadfast and immovable for the truth, the impression made upon the king and the people would have wrought a reformation. Elijah had been braced for trial under the inspiration of God, but when Jezebel’s threatening message was brought to him and shouted in his ear, awakening from a deep sleep, he lost his hold on God. . . .  

This was the time when he should have had courage in the Lord, showing a living, active faith. He should not have fled from his post of duty. God had given him a wonderful manifestation of His power to assure him that He would not forsake him, that His power was wholly sufficient to sustain him, for He was the Lord of the powers of heaven and earth.  

But Elijah forgot God and fled. . . . “And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat. And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. . . . And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.”  

My heart melts within me as I read the words of Holy Writ, and see the interest that the heavenly family has in the faithful servants of the Most High. “And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.”

Letter 62, 1900. 

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