God called to [Moses] from out of the bush, 'Moses! Moses!' He said, 'Yes? I'm right here!' God said, 'Don't come any closer. Remove your sandals from your feet. You're standing on holy ground'" (Exodus 3:4-5, The Message).
The feeling of sacredness was unmistakable. Descriptive words escaped me as I felt embraced by holiness. Peace, wonder and joy were my company. I was grateful that I'd left my cell phone in my vehicle and that only one other human had appeared and she passed through. Thank God I'm not inside right now, I thought.
I knew something was coming when I awoke earlier that day. I went about my morning routine, even dressing myself for my favorite exercise class of the week. But a feeling in my core told me to prepare differently. I donned my gym clothes and packed my water bottle, as usual. Unlike normal, I also packed my Bible, my journal, a pen and the book I'm currently reading in a back pack. It was a compulsion and I couldn't explain it. I've learned throughout my almost 2-year-old transformational journey with God not to question or even attempt to name when such a feeling engrosses me. It's God stirring. It's best that I follow and experience now and process and think later. After taking both of my children to school, my van drove itself, it seemed. Instead of taking a left to go to the Y, I took a right and drove to the nature preserve.