Paul expresses His intense desire to see and be with his brethren even as Christ would (Phil. 1:8) Jesus expresses intense feeling for us and it reflects in His outward expression. Joseph and Paul wept, embraced and kissed their brethren so will Jesus when He sees us face to face, what a thought, how can that be possible. The parable of the prodigal shows us plainly that the heart of the Father and the Son is one that is running out to meet us even before we get to heaven, they can hardly wait to be with us, embracing, kissing and weeping for joy to be in one another's presence, making each other known in an even more perfect intimate way. Face to face is always meaning in a bodily physical presence. Oh how we should hardly wait to see Him as He can hardly wait to see us.. a mutual longing, a mutual intense desiring.. 1 Thess 3:6
Luk 15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion (the same Greek word for bowels yearning) , and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
1 Tim.4:8 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.Php 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.