Like cold water to a thirsty soul,
So is good news from a far country.
This proverb was important enough to C. S. Lewis that he placed it on the title page of the first book he wrote after returning to the Christian faith: The Pilgrim’s Regress. In 1931, after searching for the truth for many years, he finally found cold water for his thirsty soul in the good news of Christ, coming to him from heaven—a far country indeed. In a way, all the rest of Lewis’ works (Narnia, the Cosmic Trilogy, The Great Divorce, etc.) can be viewed as the embodiment of that good news from a far country.
Perhaps the most wonderful talk I have ever heard about C. S. Lewis and his work, was given by Lewis’ friend and chaplain, Bishop Simon Barrington Ward, at Holy Trinity Brompton in 2010. Here is the link to that talk. I believe you will find it worth every one of the thirty minutes it takes to listen to it. It will nourish your soul….