Israel wandered in the desert in search of a life and hope. They spent years with their allegiances floundering between God and self. It seemed that at times they tacked their hope to anything that glittered. God was their hope. He was with them all along. Their failure to wait on Him caused them to wander hopelessly for forty years before they reached the Promised Land.
Moses was going about His daily work, busy at his routine post in the desert with no one else around but the sheep. God showed up. He told him, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground” (Exodus 3:5). God promoted Moses in an instant, and he saw the glory of God with his very eyes. Whether we wander aimlessly in the desert or recognize it as holy ground is up to us.
Taken from The Happiest Place on Earth as it is in Heaven, chapter 7.