|The laws of nature are the will of God.
His will is manifested in the shape of what we see directly or by investigation but which
we choose to call by the name of Truth or Law of Nature. God is the Law, and the Law is
He. He rules through the Law, and it seems as if the Law rules and not He. The two are
not, different, nor can there ever be a variation between them.
The following analogy may serve to explain
this identification of the will of God with the laws of nature.
Suppose a magician creates a tank of water and by the same
magic fills it with fish and other aquatic animals with some understanding though limited.
The fish must take the water, the tank, and all the conditions of their life in the magic
tank as "natural", and do not know that it is all but the magician's will, quite
as much as they themselves are the will of the magician.