“Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” (II Timothy 4:8)
When the Lord comes for us, will we “love his appearing“?
I believe the answer to that is based on our daily relationship to the Lord. Which, like any close relationship, involves our daily transparency and communion with Christ.
But how can we look forward, with joy, to seeing someone that we don’t know? Or, of whom we are afraid?