“That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:” Acts 17:27
This is a strange phrase, “they might feel after Him.” The four words, “they might feel after” come from one Greek word which means to manipulate, verify by contact and search for. What Paul is preaching here is contrary to much of what the church offers as salvation. Paul doesn’t say, “repeat this prayer after me.” He is saying that salvation comes to those who truly seek Him out. Those who do not rest until they have a verification that they have touched God. Salvation indeed is a free gift, but that doesn’t mean that it is flippantly distributed like flyers from a politician. Salvation is for all who seek it out, or I should say, Seek Him out.