- “I will come back and take you to be with me” (John 14:3).
This is the greater purpose of Christ’s return. He comes again, not so He can institute judgment–though He will do this as well. But He returns to gather, to reunite with His disciples and to take them with Him. This is who God is–Emmanuel. He is the God who desires to be with us. I have often thought it amazing that God’s idea of Heaven is to be with us. Surely, ours is to be with Him, but His desire to be with us forever defies description.