The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
Do not let your
hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.
In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.
I am going there to prepare a place for you.
Original Artwork Elysium by Jeffrey Bedrick
We need to realize that in outward appearance the spiritual world is just like the natural world. People see lands, mountains, hills, valleys, plains, lakes, rivers, and brooks, just the way they do in the natural world. So there are all the members of the mineral kingdom.
They also see parks, gardens, groves, and woods with all kinds of trees and shrubs bearing fruit and seeds; they see plants, flowers, herbs, and grasses. So there are all the members of the vegetable kingdom.
They see animals, flying creatures, and all kinds of fish; so there are all the members of the animal kingdom. The people there are angels and spirits.
We have prefaced this to let the reader know that the universe of the spiritual world is just like the universe of the natural world, the only difference being that things there are not fixed and static like things in the natural world because there is nothing natural there. Everything is spiritual.
Emanuel Swedenborg, Divine Love and Wisdom, n.
first published in 1763
David Sonmor's Perpetual Calendar.
A Daily Selection from the Bible and Swedenborg's writings.
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Music: Velvet and Diamonds
(the star-filled sky)
© 1999 Bruce DeBoer