Almond Joy

Jeremiah 1: 11 (Amplified Bible) "Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying Jeremiah, what do you see?  And I said, I see a branch of an almond tree [the emblem of alertness and activity, blossoming in late winter]"

When I was a kid I loved candy bars, my brother and I shared a room together on the second floor of our home.  In the winter, we would buy candy and put it right outside our bedroom window, which just so happened to be the roof of our house. It was in the back of our house so no one ever saw our stash.  It was awesome.  We would simply reach outside the window and, boom, an instant snack whenever we wanted.  Of course my parents never knew.  We loved Reese's peanut butter cups, Mounds bars, and of course Almond Joy bars galore!

In Jeremiah 1:11, a Word came to Jeremiah speaking about an " almond tree" as an emblem of the end of winter and the beginning of new life and spring.  Guess what folks, in Christ you have entered a life of "almond Joy".  A life of new beginnings, new opportunities, and the end of winter (barrenness, cold, despair, and futility). 

Almonds are the first fruit in the east to appear that signifies that the long, cold, dead winter is over!  Praise God!  Verse 12 says, “Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.”  God is watching over His Word to perform it in your life!  It's time for “almond joy” in your life!  Sweet!  Enjoy!