The First Ever Techno-whiz

“So then, Noah, you’re so slow-ah. Take that!”

The boy who aimed the spear brushed back a curl from his rugged tanned face. He was two times taller than Noah and five times as muscular. The star athlete of the school crunched boulders for fun, and his aim was nearly perfect – 99.9 percent of the time he got a bull’s eye. He wasn’t known for having a bad day. Certainly, this day would prove to be no exception.

The burly fellows in his gang jeered. The weapon was sure to hit its target. No way could the puny kid duck it in time. It was sure, it was quick, it was – what?

With an unexpected whoosh, the spear was deflected. Noah’s brown eyes sparkled with delight to see it fly over his head. Instead of hitting him, it zoomed toward the magnet he had hidden high in the tree behind him, just beneath the bird house.

“Noah, slow-ah? I don’t think so.” When it came to outwitting bullies, Noah knew a trick or two. He didn’t have to strain his brain to invent new ways to deflect weapons. The way to make a magnet just sort of came to him.

As he watched the bullies run away in fright, he realized his inspiration had come from a higher power. He knew that it was God. God had given him ideas he could never have come up with on his own. He knew how to bend wood, how to cut it, and how to fit the pieces together to make a giant floating ark. I’m sure he knew how to make nails. He even had a reputation for knowing how to speak to animals. Such powers were beyond human. They were supernatural.

The desperate times in which Noah found himself called for super powers. Just like in today’s world, where hate has a way of spreading all across the internet, so it was in Noah’s time. Violence was a huge problem, and back then they didn’t even have TV! Fallen men with giant’s blood had spread their savagery everywhere. Survival of the fittest seemed to be the rule of thumb. Giants were the ones who were considered the heroes, but God used an ordinary carpenter like Noah to turn that idea on its head.

Noah probably didn’t look much like a hero, but he acted like one. He was probably like the geek that all the bullies made fun of, but I’m sure nobody could swing a hammer like he could – not even the mythological god Thor.

God showed Noah how to use simple tools to save himself and others from harm. Building the ark is the one we all know about, but I believe that even as a boy the call was there. For his father Lamech said that Noah would be a comfort, and he sure was a comfort to his family. As for me, I think of our great ancestor as the first ever techno-whiz. What comic book inventor-hero can compare to him?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: C R Flamingbush

C.R. Flamingbush grew up in Wheaton, Illinois and graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in German and linguistics. After working seven years for the Department of Defense (an easy job), she took on the most difficult challenge in the world: a lifetime career of raising four children. Along the way she developed a passion for writing Christian superhero fantasy. She enjoys humor because it's Biblical (see the second psalm) and she loves to make people laugh - whether through her writings, her art, or just by being herself. Writing fantasy is her way of poking fun at human foibles and all the ridiculous ideas that so easily beset the human race, while at the same time honoring God in every way she can. Flamingbush has been a member of Faithwriters since 2010, and several of her winning contest entries have been published by Fresh Air Press. She likes Fan Story and has been a Narnia fan since the age of ten. In terms of influence, she aspires to be the next C.S. Lewis but has quite a ways to go in that regard. Speed of Sight, a Superhero Adventure, is her first novel. A sequel is in the works.

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