Imaging a loved one leaving us, how we feel sad and long for that person's return.
1. Jesus said, "A little while and you will no longer see me, and again a little while later and you will see me " ( Jn 16:16) He will soon come for God a thousand years is like a day. When he comes, our grief will turn to joy.
2. Jesus is the Head and we are the Body. (Col 1:18) If the Head is in Heaven, the body is also there.
3. The best way to prepare for His second coming is to set our minds on things that are above and that is by living in obedience out of love. (Col 3:1)