Lewis's words here are reminiscent of those of Paul the apostle when he preached at the Areopagus in Athens. Paul said, "And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for
“‘In him we live and move and have our being’;
as even some of your own poets have said,
“‘For we are indeed his offspring’" (vv. 26-28, ESV).