Wise, most Holy, most High, most Loving, and placehim in the world without the knowledge of Him, and sethim to work out the problem of life for himself, all adrifi;from the only sufficient centre of rest, then shall youpresently see all the wildest and worthiest manifestationsof the energy of this immortal craving. If there be asoul here to-day unhappy, unsatisfied, I congratulateyou upon your imhappiness — it tells of a nature Godalone can satisfy : let it lead you to Him. If there bea soul here content, and yet without God, I bewail himin his ignoble satisfaction.WATER TURED TO WIE. 149There is no use in making schemes for the culture of the mind which do not meet this craving after God ; thesoul cannot be at rest. You may feed the intellectwith many things, and the heart may be satisfied for atime, but this satisfaction cannot last. Conscience maybe smothered, but there must be an awakening — and oh ! what must that awakening be P The heartbetrayed to spend its emotions on things which cometo an end and die before it, must suffer sore anguish.When the conscience is awakened that has been be-guiled, it must be hell for that soul till the blood of Christhas been sprinkled upon it. If we have our immortalthirst unsatisfied till too late, this must needs come.« « « « «What a dignity this throws round every man, whenwe think that his heart cannot be satisfied unless it restin God Himself ! Give him whatever culture you may,all fails to satisfy his thirst, which God alone can satisfy.What a marvel of mystery is a little child, so easilypleased, so quickly satisfied, and yet its heart can onlybe satisfied with God ! The prophet does highest honourto man, as well as gives him dearest help, when he criesin the First Lesson, " Ho, every one that thirsteth, comeye to the waters /" Thus, the Lord came Himself to theearth, to satisfy this thirst of man, and He cried, ** If any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drinkJ' Butwhen, and how did He satisfy this thirst ?