When a person of stature like a governor came to a town, the people would normally go out to greet them and then escort them back into the town. We do the same thing when people come over for dinner. We greet them at the door and escort them inside. This is what rapture is, the visible body of Christ on earth join the Lord in the air to then return to the earth that has been made new, a new heaven and new earth joined together, renewed. Eden broken becomes Eden restored.