The word 'Providence' is made up of two words:
* "Pro" means "Before" and "Video" means "to see";
* The word 'Providence' simply means "to see before"
* So when we talk about the providence of God;
* We mean that God 'sees before' and plans accordingly.
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Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jan 6, 2001
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Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Jan 8, 2001
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Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jan 17, 2001
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Contributed by Kenneth Henes on Oct 27, 2000
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