On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.
And when they looked from afar off and saw him [disfigured] beyond recognition, they lifted up their voices and wept; and each one tore his robe, and they cast dust over their heads toward the heavens.
2 Kings 4:25
So she set out and came to the man of God at Mount Carmel. When the man of God saw her afar off, he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite.
For you shall see the land opposite you at a distance, but you shall not go there, into the land which I give the Israelites.
And when they saw him far off, even before he came near to them, they conspired to kill him.
And when from a distance he saw Jesus, he ran and fell on his knees before Him in homage,
There were also numerous women there, looking on from a distance, who were of those who had accompanied Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him.
Now some women were there also, looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome,
And all the acquaintances of [Jesus] and the women who had followed Him from Galilee stood at a distance and watched these things.
These people all died controlled and sustained by their faith, but not having received the tangible fulfillment of [God's] promises, only having seen it and greeted it from a great distance by faith, and all the while acknowledging and confessing that they were strangers and temporary residents and exiles upon the earth.