On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.
When they looked from a distance, they could barely recognize him. They wept aloud, and each man tore his robe and threw dust into the air and on his head.
2 Kings 4:25
So she set out and went to the man of God at Mount Carmel.When the man of God saw her at a distance, he said to his attendant Gehazi, “Look, there’s the Shunammite woman.
Although from a distance you will view the land that I am giving the Israelites, you will not go there.”
They saw him in the distance, and before he had reached them, they plotted to kill him.
When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and knelt down before Him.
Many women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and ministered to Him were there, looking on from a distance.
There were also women looking on from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.
But all who knew Him, including the women who had followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
These all died in faith without having received the promises, but they saw them from a distance, greeted them, and confessed that they were foreigners and temporary residents on the earth.