What if the wilderness was not simply something to get over or go through, but actually a place to live? What if God asks us to firmly plant our feet in the wilderness and with the little faith, hope, truth, energy, love, and resources we have, water the dry desert? What if God simply called us to live in the ordinary?
Moses was leading a people who were never satisfied and wanted to murder him. Elijah was running from a witch who vowed to take his life. Jesus was standing against Satan who desired to kill him, if only he could. The wilderness is a dangerous place!
10 years, that’s how long my wilderness experience has been. Not really that long when compared to 40 years of Israelites wandering in the wilderness. But when you’re in your 40’s and ten years is one quarter of your lifetime, it seems like a long time to be wandering in the wilderness, looking for a home.