“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” (Hebrews 11:13)
“Alien” by the definition of Webster is defined as foreign; and foreign is defined as not belonging to or not characteristic of. As God has allowed me to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, it has been an amazing thing. But to behold my wife, as she has grown, has been the most beautiful sight I’ve ever laid eyes on.
She has the spirit of the women of God I read about in the Word; and of those in the early church. She is submissive and a help meet (fit) for her husband, as God created the woman to be (Genesis 2:18). She is respectful toward God and toward her husband in her conversation, and also in the way she dresses. She is Biblically sound in what she believes; and she treats me like a king. As I think about her and how she has grown; as I listen to her pray, read the Bible, and talk about God; I see a woman who doesn’t belong here. By definition, I see an Alien!
I’m reminded of Hebrews 11:1-12, where the Scripture talks about great men and women of God, who in verse 13, “…confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” In Acts 4:13, the Scripture says, concerning the Disciples, that those who were looking on, took note that “they had been with Jesus.” And 1 Peter 2:9 says that because of Jesus, we are a “peculiar people.”
Some friends and family can’t understand why my wife respects me the way she does; why she doesn’t go certain places; and why she doesn’t do certain things. It’s foreign and different to them. But I praise my wife for looking so different, because in doing so, she looks exactly the way God wants her to look.