When asked to list things that are holy people usually respond with things such as God, Jesus, the Bible, the Sabbath. But what about dirt? Can dirt be holy? Moses is out in the middle of the Midian desert when one day he looks up and sees a strange fire on the mountain. He “turned aside to see” this strange sight; this burning bush. As he approached this bush rather cautiously a voice came forth out of the midst of this fire saying: “put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground” (Exodus 3:4, 5). It was a dirty, rocky mountain, but it was holy ground.
What is it that makes something holy? It must be understood that holiness comes solely from a connection with God and that there should always be a marked distinction between that which is holy and that which is not?