by Macy Johnson
“Do not come any closer,” God said.
“Take off your sandals, for the place
where you are standing is holy ground.”
(Exodus 3:5 NIV)
confessed a personal idiosyncrasy in his book, Draw the Circle. He
revealed, “I remove my shoes whenever I am writing to remind me that I’m
fulfilling a sacred calling.”
Huh… What a curious concept. So, I decided to take off my sandals and
give it a try. As you can imagine, nothing happened at first, just the cool, stark
feel of hardwood on my soles. But gradually, as time went by, I began to feel
more like Moses. Could God really be speaking to ME? Does He really come up to MY
watchtower as I imagine communion with Him?
to my daughter interact with her children in the kitchen and realized that
indeed, I was on holy ground. God revealed Himself to me through the chaos and
loud yabba-dabba of a three-year-old boy and continuous questions pouring from the
lips of an inquisitive six-year-old girl. His creativity and order unfolded all
my granddaughter spent several minutes fooling around on my electronic keyboard,
creating her own music of sorts, I recognized God’s voice. Dahlia had selected
the “Choir” button and produced pure sounds only a chorus of angels could generate.
With no instruction, this young child closed her eyes and birthed heavenly
music from within her soul. Of course she didn’t know what was happening, but I
knew we were both on holy ground.
opportunities to shake everything off that tries to come between you and your
heavenly Father. Wherever and whenever we meet with God is holy, because He is
remove my sandals and bask in the light of His presence today. I hope you will,