Startled by the Light

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Not so long ago, I wrote a short article where I laughed at at myself, and my wife joined in. Sure, why not? It was funny. This one takes a different approach where my reaction to something would have been humorous if someone had been with me, but it is also an example of the design work of the Master Engineer.

The incident was simple enough. I was in the kitchen of our apartment rustlin’ up some grub. Suddenly, I saw a very bright flash on the wall out of the corner of my eye. We’re bein’ nuked! A few seconds later, I saw a box truck used by a major delivery company pull up to the curb on the wrong side of the road.

One split-second event that cause several biological and intellectual things to happen at once. A reflection from a truck window gives accidental thoughts of the Creator.
The truck had big windows just off perpendicular just like this one from Unsplash / Talv Bansal that I cropped and modified.

Too bad WordPress won’t let me put the image on the left and add the text to the right of it.

Anyway, a number of things galloped through my mind in a second or two. One is that I was drawing from memory. The “road”, as we call it, is actually a long driveway through the apartment complex. (Although it’s paved, I heard that the potholes can be seen from the International Space Station.) This road is like the side roads in the area where cars can travel in both directions. It also curves up an incline toward the back. Just then, the truck was being driven down the curved grade. People are not supposed to park facing traffic, but he did that anyway.

It was a bright sunshiny day, so the windows caught the light as he drove around the bend toward my building. The light reflected from the truck’s big windows, through our big sliding glass door, and onto the wall in the kitchen where I was standing. It was there for a fraction of a second.

All those details, and I understood what occurred in just a few seconds. The other thing that happened to me was even faster.

The flash got my heart a-pounding and I had a surge of adrenaline when I was startled by it. This was probably the “fight-or-flight” reflex kicking in, so I was finding the source of the light, but also ready to take action if needed.

My reaction is the humorous part of this. A related but far more serious incident where I awakened to keep from dying is at “Inner Survival Alarms“.

Darwin’s Flying Monkeys™ are content to say the rapid thinking that accessed memories of the terrain, weather conditions, the fight-or-flight (as well as the inner alarm from that other article) are all evosplained by the Stuff Happens Law. That is, “it evolved” followed by vague speculations and faith-based assertions without evidence. The logical conclusion is that evolution was not involved. These things are further examples of the work of our Creator.

Published by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

The most important thing is that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life. I am a biblical ("young earth") creationists that upholds the truth, inerrancy, and authority of the Bible. Science is fascinating and fun, and theology is a growth process. I will not lay claim to Calvinist or Arminian, and have actually been hated for that.

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