mind in motion, but we can not tell a mind in essence. In physics, the latest and most occult conclusion is, that motion is the ultimate of matter ; that is to say, when you have analyzed all ponderable substances to their imponderables, — you find that the secret forces which underlie and rule all organisms, the heat and light, the magnetism and the electricity, which we sometimes call laws, and sometimes substances, — disclose themselves to be motions, and disclose noth- ing further of themselves. And such an ultimate of natural law is an ultimate theology. For nature thus defines itself to be an obedience to God, and noth- ing else. ature is only action, — action that makes something out of nothing. Inquisitive science said, ITELLECTUAL HARMOY. 223 — ex nihilo nihil fit, — you can not make any thing out of nothing. Maturer, more transcendent science ex- claimed, The universe is only the visible garment which God invisible, is ever weaving for himself. Biper science next proceeded to say, — nothing is as in itself, but everywhere something is becoming. And diplomad, graduate, at length, science shall meekly say, All things are only in the making, — nihil fit sed ex nihilo,-^-nothing is made but from nothing. "We inquire, for example, what light is, and far upon the highest pinnacle of perception the astronomer lifts his dim glass to the sun to-day, and peers into the spheres, sending us this reply; — Light is only com- ing always, only floating and waving ; it is not a substance, but it is a shining; it is not a separate creation, it is an obeying impulse somewhere in cre- ation ; it is not a form, it is the gesture of some form invisible, the motion of some substance. It exists, as wind exists, as sound exists. Even now God is al- ways saying, — Let there be light, — and light is always being.