r.bv Google THE DRY BBOOK. 51 It is not likely that Elijah was ever graduat^sd from any school, or ever read a book in all his life, not even the Bible, God is all the time edu-cating messengers, missionaries, men and women who are to do his work in the world. That is how God does his work, by setting us to do it, and, first of all, by ediicating us so that we may be able to do it. Everybody has some work of God to do, and is under the education of God. And God educates us in many ways ; sometimes out of the pages of books ; but most of all, and always, out of that open book which is written in the universal language, to be read of all, and in which we have a lesson every day — the book of life, the book of human experience. God was teaching Elijah his lessons, not out of a dry book, but out of a dry brook.