Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 6491

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6491. The truth that the Lord's Providence is infinite and has what is eternal in view may be seen from the formation of embryos in the womb. The rudiments of things that have yet to exist are constantly being laid down there, so that one thing is always a basis for the next, faultlessly so, until the embryo is fully formed. Afterwards too, once birth has taken place, each thing in succession is prepared with a view to the next and for the benefit of the next, so that a perfectly formed person may develop and at length be such as can receive heaven. If every detail is taken care of in this way when a person is conceived, born, and grows to maturity, what then of a person's spiritual life?

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