Bible: 1 Thessalonians 2:17-19
Forced Absence from Thessalonica
2:17 But when we were separated from you, brothers and sisters, 1 for a short time (in presence, not in affection) 2 we became all the more fervent in our great desire 3 to see you in person. 4 2:18 For we wanted to come to you (I, Paul, in fact tried again and again) 5 but Satan thwarted us. 2:19 For who is our hope or joy or crown to boast of 6 before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not of course you?