To live in the world is to live in the wilderness, in exile. But there is a way home, and there is Someone to lead us home. Have you ever considered the remarkable fact that Someone has gone before you? That even when you cannot quite see it yet, Someone has prepared the way for you. Even in your wilderness and your confusion, there is a God who goes before you, who protects you, who guides you. Even in the strange places, you are not alone. Because Jesus (whose name is Emmanuel — God with us) walks before us, creating a path. Pray a prayer of thankfulness, that even when you think you are lost, God is with you, making a way.