And you plainly forget the "theif" didn't have to wait....<quoted text>
I guess, Michael, that you have no hope of the return of Christ in Glory to resurrect those who are His.
43 And He said to him, "Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise."
Yep - no waiting for someone to "rescue", because Jesus didn't teach that there is any waiting period.
Your religion misled you to believe this. THere will be no waiting.
You do believe Jesus, right?