July 23, 2016

The Lord Foresees and Provides

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg
The Lord's Providence is in the veriest singulars of all things, but not according to such an order as man proposes to himself, because things to come are both foreseen and provided; and that the case is like that of a person building a palace, who first collects materials of every kind, and lays them together in heaps, where they lie without order, while the kind of palace to be formed from them exists solely in the understanding of the architect.
(Arcana Coelestia 6486)