For those long lost ones we desire to see again…whether they have gone off to war, off to school or moved away; have hope!
Remember it said…

“So don’t be afraid: I’m with you.  I’ll round up all your scattered children, pull them in from east and west. I’ll send orders north and south: ‘Send them back.
Return my sons from distant lands, my daughters from faraway places. I want them back, every last one who bears my name, every man, woman, and child whom I created for my glory, yes, personally formed and made each one.’”

Isaiah 43:5-7.