There was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the days of Solomon son of David king of Israel there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 30:26
The desert is a harsh and lonely place to be. But the truth is, it's in the desert that we turn to God. It's in the desert that we experience God in a way unlike any other. It's in the desert that we fling ourselves into His arms, where we long to see His face, where we experience His presence in a more intimate way than we ever have.