SURROUNDED WITH GOD’S SHIELD OF LOVE
David wrote of God’s loving-favor and blessing as a shield that surrounded him, both protecting him from harm without and comforting him with acceptance within. It may seem unusual to visualize God’s love and favor as a shield, which is a defensive weapon of war. But David felt surrounded by the loving arms of God, so that he was shielded from harm.
Those who are surrounded by God’s shield of love have no fear of the evil one’s fiery darts. For they are quenched and diverted by God’s shield of love. Those encompassed by such grace need not fear. For God’s love is greater than the world’s hate. God’s love overcomes all things and withstands all things. O to be surrounded by God’s shield of love!
PRAYER: Our Father, thank You that You are our shield. For God is love. Lord we are hidden in You just as You are abiding in us. Your love is our shield. What a weapon Your love is! For it protects us and defends us from all things. Knowing that You love us, we are confident to do all things in Jesus’ name. Amen.