Around 8:50 p.m. CST, I was talking with my husband, who’d just returned from his Bible study. I saw a bright flash of light, bluish-white, like a VERY bright camera flash. There was no sound. I immediately stopped our conversation to ask if he’d seen it. He hadn’t, because he was facing away from our front windows. The blinds were open and I was facing them, so I got to see the cool event! I looked at weather.com on my laptop and saw that we had a cloudless night, so it couldn’t have been lightning.
Right away, Twitter blew up with the #flashoflight hash tag, with people all over Mississippi reporting the sighting. And then folks in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Florida and North Carolina reported it, too. Some people said they heard a boom, most didn’t. And then the rumors flew of something hitting the ground in Covington County, MS, or a remote area of Oklahoma. Meteorologists said it could be a meteor fragment, no larger than a pebble, but was probably an asteroid, since five are coming close to Earth this week. This photo was posted on an Oklahoma web site.
Jokes flew on Twitter about aliens, Alf, Doc Brown’s DeLorean returning from 1955, rednecks spotlighting in the woods, and on and on. It was all funny, but the only thing I could think of was this:
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
I’m amazed by events like this and am always in awe of Creation and what the Lord does with it! He is so worthy of praise that even the sky displays its beauty in praise of Him! Incredible!