1 Kings 19:4-5 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers. And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.
In this passage, Elijah had become so weary running from Jezebel that he sat under a Juniper tree and just asked the Lord to take his life. But the Lord knew exactly what Elijah needed and He sent forth a messenger to revive and nourish him. I love it.
In His infinite mercy, God sent an angel to minister to Elijah. And that was just enough to help him get up and continue to do great things for the Lord. We’ve all been under that tree, haven’t we? Some of us are there right now.
Perhaps you know a saint who is growing weary and in need of refreshment. Let’s be available for the Lord, to be that messenger and supply his or her needs. Make a meal, give a gift, offer your time, maybe even just bring a word of encouragement — perhaps that’s all he or she needs to get up from under the Juniper tree and keep on keeping on for the Lord!
When you supply a need for someone else, you are acting as God’s messenger. And proverbs says that he who refreshes others will, himself, be refreshed!
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Thanks I needed that!
Thank you George! Time to get up and go!!! You are a blessing to me!!!
Thanks for this, George.
Thank you for this, friends.
As always most admirably written👍”he who refreshes others will, himself, be refreshed!”🙂
Thank you for sharing this! Very well said and thought provoking! God is so good and comforting and comes just when we need Him!
As Always…Like a Fresh Tank of High Octane Gas !!!
And more often than one would think; Right On Point for events in my life.
LORD be with you All, Always in All Ways
To GOD be All the Glory