Now one day he went into the house to do his work, and none of the household servants were there.
1 Samuel 14:17
So Saul said to the troops with him, “Call the roll and determine who has left us.” They called the roll and saw that Jonathan and his armor-bearer were gone.
While all this was happening, I was not in Jerusalem, because I had returned to King Artaxerxes of Babylon in the thirty-second year of his reign. It was only later that I asked the king for a leave of absence
But one of the Twelve, Thomas (called “Twin”), was not with them when Jesus came.
1 Samuel 20:6
If your father misses me at all, say, ‘David urgently requested my permission to quickly go to his town Bethlehem for an annual sacrifice there involving the whole clan.’
1 Samuel 20:18
Then Jonathan said to him, “Tomorrow is the New Moon; you’ll be missed because your seat will be empty.
For I may be absent in body, but I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see how well ordered you are and the strength of your faith in Christ.
When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor His disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
I’m glad for you that I wasn’t there so that you may believe. But let’s go to him.”
1 Corinthians 5:3
For though I am absent in body but present in spirit, I have already decided about the one who has done this thing as though I were present.
2 Corinthians 5:8
and we are confident and satisfied to be out of the body and at home with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:9
Therefore, whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him.
2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I, Paul, make a personal appeal to you by the gentleness and graciousness of Christ—I who am humble among you in person but bold toward you when absent.
2 Corinthians 10:11
Such a person should consider this: What we are in the words of our letters when absent, we will be in actions when present.
2 Corinthians 13:10
This is why I am writing these things while absent, that when I am there I will not use severity, in keeping with the authority the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.
So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Song of Solomon 5:6
I opened to my love,
but my love had turned and gone away.
I was crushed that he had left.
I sought him, but did not find him.
I called him, but he did not answer.