The Lord himself will come down from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. (1Thessalonians 3:16-17, NIV)
The One who left heaven to come to us,
who suffered the ultimate suffering to draw us near,
has physically left us for this reason:
He is preparing a place for us so that
soon we can be with Him forever.
When the time is exactly right,
He will return.