“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him and he in God. And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is Love, and whoever abides in love abides in God and God in him”.
The word abide is a verb, an action, an intentional doing, we choose to abide in love. A continuous adoration of creation, possible only thru the acceptance of who Christ is.
Romans 12:9 “ let Love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good”. Another word rarely used “ dissimulation”, means to hide under a false appearance. So said, “ let Love BE REAL”, not fake, not pretend, a love that is real coming from the “ new heart of flesh” we received from Christ. If you’re waiting for proof of the truth of Christ’s love for us or the truth of His promises; this quote from the movie “Santa Claus 2” explains Faith so well, “ Seeing is not believing, believing is seeing”. Me, I choose to believe and Christ gives me the “Eyes to see with” and the things to see.
Just a thought