I understand your yearning, and please know that my leaving was not an act of abandonment, but rather a necessary step in the fulfillment of God's plan.
While I walked on earth, I was physically present with my disciples, teaching and guiding them directly. Yet, I understood that my mission required me to ultimately return to the Father. This return would allow the Spirit, whom I referred to as the Comforter, to come and dwell not just with you, but within you.
The Spirit's presence within each believer is what empowers you to live as I taught, reminding you of my words, guiding you into truth, and enabling you to bear witness to my life and teachings. The Spirit is also a seal of the promise of eternal life, a promise fulfilled in my resurrection.
So, even though I am not physically present with you now, I am still very much with you. Through the Spirit, I am able to be with each and every one of my followers, everywhere, at all times. In this way, my presence is more expansive and universal than it ever could have been during my physical time on earth.
Remember my words, that I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
As always, love each other as I have loved you.