Love surrounds me

I woke up this morning and repeated to myself, “Love surrounds me!”

During the day, I needed to buy new fresh milk for my beloved pet Tibetan milk mushroom. He is such a cute pet that only needs washing and some milk to eat. It’s a great feeling to take care of someone!

So I then took steps towards the store when suddenly the Holy Spirit reminded me of such a Scripture

You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain (Psalm 139: 5-6)

And suddenly I received a revelation! God is love!! So it means that love really surrounds me from behind and in front… Wonderful!

Later I saw how this verse sounds in different translations and I will share them with you.

Lord, you are all around me and in front and behind me. You gently put your hand on me (Easy to read version)
You go before me and follow me.  You place your hand of blessing on my head.(NLT)
You have enclosed me behind and before, And [You have] placed Your hand upon me. (AMP)
I look behind me and you’re there,  then up ahead and you’re there, too— your reassuring presence, coming and going.. (MSG)

And then I thought that well there is love. What kind of love is this love of God? This Agape love…

I discovered that agape occurs a total of 200 times in the Bible. And agape means selfless, sacrificial, unconditional, pure, intentional, devoted and faithful love. This love is not born of emotions or feelings but out of will.

Only God is able to love us fully and perfectly. You can not expect people to do so, at least not perfectly. It would be abnormal to expect one person to love us as perfectly as God.

I would also like to draw attention to one verse that the Lord Jesus told us through the Gospel of Matthew.

Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. (Matthew 24:12 NIV)

What kind of love cools dowd? Agape love grows cold. Exactly the same love which should ideally be selfless, sacrificial, unconditional, committed, faithful, and intentional. This love cools down in the end times.

However, if you wake up in the morning and you think about how God’s love surrounds you (or meditate over it during the day) then it will definitely paint your day with much happier and brighter colors.