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 I think I need to come to the realisation that my parole has been revoked and the sentence has been extended permanently (using your analogy).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.
Ioan 14:6 Dicit ei Iesus ego sum via et veritas et vita nemo venit ad Patrem nisi per me.
Romani 10:9 quia si confitearis in ore tuo Dominum Iesum et in corde tuo credideris quod Deus illum excitavit ex mortuis salvus eris
I don't always double down on failure,
but when I do,
I vote for Obama,
Stay jobless, my friends.