you're reading...
Christian living, Life's Challenges, Personal living

The Benefits of Being an Alien

Novelty UFO in Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It seems aliens are all the rage nowadays. Have been for quite some time, probably since Steven Spielberg brought us Close Encounters of the Third Kind back in 1977. Since then there’s been a slew of movies produced about aliens, books written, sightings reported, and enough close encounters to fill a flying saucer. Most of the time aliens are portrayed as mischevious at best, downright diabolical and bloodthirsty at worst.

But being an alien isn’t all that bad. In fact, it’s really quite a blessing and comes with many perks. I should know, too, because I am one.

It’s true, I am not of this world. Planet earth is not my home, it’s not where I ultimately belong; I’m only visiting.

But while I’m here I’ll do my best to endure and be a respectable and effective ambassador. It’s not easy, as you know, so I need to constantly remind myself of these four benefits of being an alien:

  • Any suffering experienced is temporary. No matter how bad it gets I know it will not last forever.
  • There is a much better and brighter future awaiting me. There are many wonderful things about this life, many pleasures and blessings, but there are heartaches too and things I just never want to deal with. But regardless of what happens here, I have the promise of something much, much better when I get home.
  • As an ambassador, I have a higher purpose for being here. The calling is great and far outweighs anything this world has to offer. Nothing compares.
  • I am not alone. One, there are other ambassadors all around me. Two, I have a direct line to the homeland through which I receive strength, encouragement, comfort, and consistent reminders of the first three benefits. I can phone home anytime I want.

Now, some clarification. No, my skin isn’t green and I don’t have insectoid appendages. I can’t shape-shift or read minds. I have no idea how to fly a saucer and I’ve never fired a ray gun. And my name is Mike, not Mork.

My homeland, my ultimate destination, and the locale of my citizenship is not Ork . . . it’s Heaven.

Question: What are some benefits of being an alien that you remind yourself of?

(Did you enjoy this post? If so, please visit my other blog at www.mikedellosso.wordpress.com).

About michaelkingbooks

I write stories of faith and family, love and loss, heartache and triumph. Here I blog about faith, relationships, and genuine living.

Discussion

9 thoughts on “The Benefits of Being an Alien

  1. Reblogged this on MIKE DELLOSSO.

    Posted by mikedellosso | July 10, 2012, 5:12 am
    • Besides the wonderful things you mentioned, I will never have to see a child hurt or hungry. I will never have to see an animal being abused. And best of all I get to see the King Ambassador face to face.

      Posted by Terri Conrad | July 10, 2012, 6:09 am
    • I really didn’t answer that question as ask, did I? I answered it as if the question was, What are the benefits of being an alien after you leave this planet? Sorry about that. But since I’m posting again, I have a question. I have only known you as an author since Scream. Of course I purchased and read all the others immediately. The question, How exactly do you pronounce your last name. I have heard to two different ways and when I tell people about you I want to say it correctly. I am going to ask in old school way. Is the first o pronounced long or short. Thank You

      Posted by Terri Conrad | July 10, 2012, 6:30 am
      • Thanks for asking about my last name, Terri. Almost everyone pronounces the first o as long (De-low- so) but it’s actually pronounced with a short o (De-lah-so). the accent is on the second syllable. It’s an Italian name that was originally spelled Dell’Osso. When my great-grandfather came to America they dropped the apostrophe. :)

        Posted by michaelkingbooks | July 10, 2012, 6:50 am
  2. When things get tough as a homeschool mom and with my somewhat annoying germ issues, I remember this. Along with the things that Terri mentioned, plus, having a new body and getting to experience heaven with our Savior…wow..it’s worth being a believer over and over and over again!

    Posted by Brook | July 10, 2012, 8:18 am
  3. The first thought that came to my mind was the peace that passes all understanding, especially when the earthlings decide we are ‘bad’ aliens and feel we must be attacked. :)

    Seriously though, to know that we have Someone who cares for us and watches over us, just waiting for that time when it is time to return to our homeland.

    Posted by Cindy McCord | July 10, 2012, 8:58 am
  4. i actually am an alien! Mom’s part alien, part human. Dad’s a terminator. We’re a normal family. And we all believe in God

    Posted by Ripley Connor | July 12, 2012, 1:30 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Me on Pinterest

Twitter Updates

What readers are saying about A THOUSAND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS . . .

I have not been so deeply and utterly moved by a book in a very long time. A Thousand Sleepless Nights is a powerful and gripping novel that moved me greatly.
--Susan S.

A Thousand Sleeples Nights left me speechless as my heart and mind reconciled dealing with the trauma of cancer and a lifetime of regrets and finding God in the midst of it all. Sometimes a diagnosis of cancer can be God’s redemption.
--Jill J.

An emotionally steeped blessing of a story. One that pulled at my heart with one hand while holding a convicting mirror in the other.
--John U.

Great job. I hope and pray this book does for others what it did for me.
--Terri C.

I read A Thousand Sleepless Nights twice because it was that good. A very emotional story of a dysfunctional family, cancer, redemption and healing.
--Pat R.

I can really see how [this book] will be a blessing to many who have to face the devestation of cancer and loss.
--Tina H.

A Thousand Sleepless Nights will tug at your deepest emotions as it unfolds the evil of cancer and the power of relationships. The characters are endearing, real and relatable, as is the true battles they fight: illness, apathy, love, commitment and balancing life. King's novel strikes a vein, and sends hope to the heart of the matter--a fine read for anyone in need of healing.
--Donnalynn D.

This is a stirring novel that paints a great picture of cancer and its effects on not only those who have it, but their families and friends.
--Mark B.

A Thousand Sleepless Nights moved me so deeply I could not leave it alone until I’d read it completely. This bittersweet tale of illness--both physical and emotional--and the way lives are ultimately changed by its effects makes it a story for everyone, especially for those struggling to find forgiveness and healing.
--Claudette W.

A Thousand Sleepless Nights is a novel that touches you on a deep emotional level. It is a beautiful story about surviving, suffering, and what the true meaning of love is and how cancer, while devastating, can pull together a family torn apart by a past of neglect. A beautiful masterpiece!
--Joshua R.

Archives

July 2012
S M T W T F S
« Jun   Aug »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 146 other followers

%d bloggers like this: