Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you (Philippians 1:24). If God had willed it, each of us could have entered heaven the moment we accepted Christ as our Saviour. We are fully qualified to be in heaven from the moment we are saved. In fact, in God's infinite wisdom this sometimes happens. Why does He leave us here? The purpose is that we may live for Him and bring others to know His love and life through Jesus Christ. We have a work to do!
~ Fred Horner