The Jews in Persia experienced the providence of God. There have been saints in the history of the church who have taken this a step further: they have lived, expecting the providence of God. They have had the courage to go forward, trusting that God would provide. One such saint that comes to mind is Columbia, the Irish Missionary to Scotland. In the 600’s Scotland was covered in dense forest and Columbia would travel through the dark woods to meet with the tribes of the Picts and other early inhabitants of the land. Columbia was said to have composed and often said this Gaelic prayer, the English translation is,
Alone with none but thee, my God, I journey on my way.
What need I fear when thou art near, Oh king of night and day?
More safe am I within thy hand, than if a host did round me stand.
Have a blessed month! And may you both anticipate and experience the bountiful care of our loving God!