Greetings fellow aliens!
We live in a world that wonders if or where life on other planets may exist. This has been an obsession ever since the Roswell Incident. It has been the subject of countless movies, books, television shows, etc. Are there aliens among us? I believe that there are, and in fact I will admit to you today that I AM an alien! I do not come from this planet, nor will I remain here forever. The difference from the movies could not be more striking though. I did not arrive in some interplanetary craft, nor do I have super-powers or grey skin. By now many of you are wondering what in the worlds am I talking about. Have I truly gone off my rocker? Am I serious to think that I am an alien?
The Bible records in Philippians 3:20, "For our citizenship is in Heaven, from which also we are looking for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ..."
Simply put, we are not citizens of this earth. We can read in the Great Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11:13-14 that, "These all died by way of faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off. And they were persuaded of them and embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they who say such things declare plainly that they seek a fatherland."
Once again we see that we are strangers and pilgrims in this world. And of course the old term for a foreigner or someone that does not belong in a certain area is....you guessed it, "alien". The word used for "strangers" in that last portion of Scripture is the word "xenos" which literally means "alien or guest".
We are not from this world. We are strangers and aliens. We will not remain on this world either. The day will come when our King will step out on a cloud and call us home. It will not be a matter of, "Beam us up" but rather, "Come home."
We can see in I Thessalonians 4:16-17, "For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. And so we shall ever be with the Lord."
Alien abductions will likely be blamed in the day in which we are raptured, but while it is close to the truth, it is still wrong. It will not be alien abductions, but rather alien migration as we return to the place where we belong. We will stand in Heaven, in our Home, and finally be where we belong. In the meantime though, we are the aliens that walk among all those other people on the world. They can come along with us, but it is up to us to tell them that home is waiting for them. It will then be up to them as to whether or not they will accept the offer that our Lord gives us of home and eternal life.
So in signing off, may I quote another famous alien by saying:
"Live long and prosper!"