I Thessalonians 2:19
“For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?”
This is just awesome and gives us all great joy through ALL difficulties! The apostle Paul is referring to that “great meeting in the air” with the Lord and our loved ones.
In 1 Thessalonians 2, Paul expresses his love for those at the Thessalonian Church and longed to see them again. But Paul realizes that he will most likely never see these believers face to face again, but as soon as they come into the presence of the Lord when that trumpet sounds they would see each other again.
This is part of our great hope…and Scripture truth. We are going to see and know our loved ones (believers), when we get to glory, in fact, we’re going to be reunited even before we get to glory itself, in the meeting in the clouds with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
Read 1 Thessalonians chapter 2 several times, take notes, and study!
Glory to God.