Friday, August 14, 2009

Of random particles and souls

Years ago I worked at the local hospital and while it was hard work, I enjoyed it. Well, I enjoyed it as much as I could given an extreme fear of needles. No I wasn't a nurse but a nurse aid (I would take blood pressure, temperature, run food trays, run errands for the nurses).

I have some funny stories from there - as well as from before when I worked at a nursing home. There are also some sad stories, some heartbreaking things.

One elderly man that I will always remember because of what I saw. I couldn't really give you a description of him other than tall and thin, I don't remember his name or why he was there. He fell while in the hospital and so an x-ray was ordered to see if he had broken his hip.

I was helping the x-ray tech with the portable x-ray and was watching the patients face during the actual x-ray. All of a sudden he was not there.

He was still breathing, his eyes were still open, his pulse was normal but some change had gone over his face. I couldn't describe it then and I still can't say what it was now.

After the x-ray tech left, I went and spoke to the nurse. I told her that his vitals were ok, but I had seen something happen and I didn't know what it was. She immediately went to check on him and while she was in there, he coded.

He died that night. I believe that he died peacefully - when his soul slipped away - when he wasn't there. The CPR that followed battered his body, but he was gone.

He is one of the reasons I can't fathom the random particle evolution theory. He had a soul - random particles don't have a soul. Atheists think that only the simpleminded believe in intelligent design. I think they are unobservant.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalms 19:1


  1. WOW! What a story! I have goosebumps!

    God is amazing. I don't believe in randomness; God has a reason for everything. How could he not?!

  2. That is an amazing story - I'm amazed that you could see something change in his face. I don't think I've ever experienced anything like that, but he was blessed to have you watching over him while you could.

  3. Wow, this is one of those topics that I avoid thinking about. The random particle theory doesn't sit well with me either though. Great story!