Oh boy your sentiments match mine very well! Great analogy btw! Are we wanting this to happen because of selfish reasons? Do we really realise how many of our dear friends/family/acquantances will be left behind to suffer through hell on earth when the curtain is finally pulled?
For the last 3 years I've been waiting & hoping & praying our Lord would come back. We all get frustrated and impatient I think (those who truly look to His coming). I think I need to come to the realisation that my parole has been revoked and the sentence has been extended permanently (using your analogy). That said, I'll be getting my hands very dirty for the Lord with much prayer & giving during the interim. We're all tired of this fallen world & we all want to go home. Obviously, the job isn't finished.
John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.
Romans 10:9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.