1 Thessalonians 2:17-20

Paul’s desire to visit

17 Brothers and sisters, we were separated from you for a while physically but not in our hearts. We made every effort in our desire to see you again face-to-face.
18 We wanted to come to you—I, Paul, tried over and over again—and Satan stopped us.
19 What is our hope, joy, or crown that we can brag about in front of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Isn't it all of you?
20 You are our glory and joy!