The effect of a time spent away is that at the time of return, what is beheld is larger than imagination. I confirm this temporary absence by this article titled One more time.
In the book of Luke, Jesus Christ affirms the fact that he will come back in a mannner not prolonged. This comes after the Pharisees have asked of him, the day that the Son of man must come back. He gives the reply:
Luke 17:24 For as the lightning, that flashing out of the one part under heaven, shines unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
The significance of this statement is that there is a growing reluctance that creeps a human whenever something happens consintently over time. Either one believes that it will continue to happen or it will never happen; but Christ encourages us to always pray, regardless of what happens in our lives!
It may not have happened regularly recently, but one more time is sufficient; Christ will come one more time!
It is at this time, then, that the child of God should continously pray; asking for God's providence in these times of trouble. We call upon His love and grace, In Jesus Christ's name, Amen.