I walk a path and journey through life but often the path gets blocked by all kinds of debris, and I spend seasons of my journey walking in circles with a sense of confusion and wandering. My steps are slowed and stalled, or I may trip and collapse. I strive for wholeness and communion with the divine, but I can’t quite get there. I try to clean up the mess, remove the blockades but it’s too much for me. I contemplate turning around, giving up or walking a different path all together. But I sense Emmanuel, the one who walks with me. The one who understands the human journey better than anyone. He clears the way and leads me on the path of life towards restoration, wholeness and intimacy with the divine. In the midst of the blocking rubble, he sprouts a way of hope and peace.