Oh, nuts, it’s National Almond Day and I have no idea what to do with that.
But alas, I do, and it’s found in this exchange in Jeremiah.
11And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see an almond branch.” 12Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it.”
The almond branch is one of the first trees to awakening from the long winter’s sleep. It’s akin to the forsythia in our parts of the world. When you see those leaves peaking out you know that spring is here and the end of the dark and dead of winter is near. An awakening is upon us. It’s the same with the almond, the watcher. It waits and watches for the coming of the new season. Looking for the opportunity to announce it for all to see. Thus, the comparison to the Lord, as he is watching and ready to execute. Waiting to fulfil his word. In this case, it is in reference to the visions of Jeremiah, but I feel that we can extrapolate the nature of the Creator and his diligence to his other promises.
So consider the almond today, and make sure you are watching and waiting for opportunities to spread the message today.