WHY THE NAME JUNIPER TREE?
After a successful but stressful battle with the
prophets of Baal, The Prophet Elijah had to flee for
his life from Queen Jezebel, who was determined
to kill him. (1 Kings 19, KJV).
In the course of running away, he found a Juniper
Tree. Under that tree, he cried out “Oh Lord, take
away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.”
This cry from a prophet of God after a great spiritual
victory is classic example of somebody who
had reached a great depth of discouragement,
depression and had became suicidal. However,
there under the Juniper Tree, God ministered to
Elijah. He was comforted, restored, and given
hope. From there and full of the hope God had
just given him, Elijah went back to continue the
task God had given him.
This is what Juniper Tree is all about; a place where
men, women and children, who are discouraged,
depressed, or traumatized in any way by the adverse
circumstances of life can find comfort, restoration
and hope.This is where “Juniper Tree” gets her inspiration.