His heart was broken by unreturned love. The six-year-old boy sat with me in my school counseling office and poured out his angst. I attempted to guide him to think of ways to ease his sadness while smiling in my mind at what I knew was just a child’s crush. I realized, however, that he was quite in tune to my thoughts when he said, “You don’t understand. I don’t just love Hailey; I am in love with Hailey.”
I don’t just want to love God.
I want to be in love with God.
I want to stay in love with God.
It’s the encouragement counsel Jesus gave when he said, “As the Father has loved me, so I love you. Abide in my love” (John 15:9).
Abide. The Greek word “meno”