Alien

"The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven. As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the man from heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven." 1 Corinthians 15:47-49

"And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth." Hebrews 11:13b

stranger on the earth
I am not what I appear to be
I look the same on the outside
but twelve years ago my old self died
to make way for a brand-new creation
a heaven-made soul
that to this fallen world
is completely alien

not from Mars, the moon or a distant galaxy
but of the Man from Heaven
His heart, mind, blood

I am no longer of this world
the earth is not my home
as I continue my terrestrial journey
I exercise my powers given from above:
prayer, hope, faith, love, song, pen, joy
connection with other who know
The One Who embraces me in His out-of-this-world Arms

we are not of this world
the earth is not our home
for we were rescued by the Man from Heaven.

Heaven... how much farther from earth can one go?