Alright! Today is Grab Some Nuts Day. If you have some cashews or peanuts or pecans handy – reach out and grab some and read the rest of this always surprising post. And speaking of surprises and nuts, did you know that almonds and pistachios are the only nuts mentioned in the Bible?
I am a little bummed that I missed Ice Cream Sandwiches Day yesterday, so here is a link to a post earlier this year about those delicious deserts. Evidently yesterday was also Wi-Fi day (8.02.11 b/g/n/n+), and so the geek inside of me is double sad about that.
And all of that reminds me of this fascinating verse in Nehemiah
10Nehemiah told the people, ” Enjoy your good food and wine and share some with those who didn’t have anything to bring. Don’t be sad! This is a special day for the LORD, and he will make you happy and strong.” Nehemiah 8:10 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
or maybe the ending in some other versions is better:
Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” NIV
So, on this nutty day, eats some nuts, and maybe an ice cream sandwich. In fact – share them! And as always remember that the joy that comes from the Lord provides you incredible, but probably not edible, strength.