In the thirty-seventh chapter of Ezekiel is a vision of Israel as a valley of dry bones, and the vision may be extended to the whole human race. Man is but a bone of his former self. In the first chapter of Ezekiel is a vision of God which is a preparation for this vision of man. No one is ready for the work of raising and restoring bones till he has learned that divine forces respond to the call of human need; that heaven has opened earthward, and God Himself is at work in His world. In Christianity God has linked Himself with man, and would use him for the regeneration of his fellows. Rationalism is reason divorced from God, creeping, crawling, grovelling. It is down with the bones in dust and death. The bonds which bind together lovers of God are not made of external organizations, important as they are, but of inward spirit.